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 76.0 points (-0.4%) at 17,037 as of Monday, Sep 29, 2014, 1:06 p.m. ET. During this time, 148.3 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 sits at 968 issues advancing vs. 2,056 declining with 145 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 13-cent decline (-0.1%) bringing the stock to $94.57. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.98 points or roughly accounting for 1.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for McDonald's currently sits at 5.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.5 million shares. McDonald's has a market cap of $92.46 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.6%. McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company's restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus.