Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Leads The Day Higher, Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed up 155 points (+0.9%) at 17,210. During the day, 290.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 298.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,244 declining with 169 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which sported a $2.72 gain (+1.5%) bringing the stock to $187.81. This single gain lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 20.59 points or roughly accounting for 13.3% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group ended the day at 2.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.5 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $81.64 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 4.4% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.2%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

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