Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up four points at 17,558 as of Friday, Nov 7, 2014, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 138.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 325 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,858 issues advancing vs. 1,134 declining with 159 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.51 decline (-1.6%) bringing the stock to $94.70. Volume for UnitedHealth Group currently sits at 2.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.7 million shares.

UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $93.08 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 27.8% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.6%.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates UnitedHealth Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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