Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 210.0 points (-1.2%) at 17,000 as of Thursday, Sep 25, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 64.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 298.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 381 issues advancing vs. 2,539 declining with 164 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is E I du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE: DD), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 43-cent decline (-0.6%) bringing the stock to $72.40. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.25 points or roughly accounting for 1.5% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company currently sits at 1.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.1 million shares. E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $65.02 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 12.1% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.