Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Leads The Day Higher, United Technologies (UTX) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed up one points at 17,614. During the day, 219.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 324.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,580 issues advancing vs. 1,482 declining with 166 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which sported a 94-cent gain (+1%) bringing the stock to $95.69. This single gain lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.11 points or roughly accounting for 711% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for UnitedHealth Group ended the day at 2.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.8 million shares.

UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $90.95 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 25.8% year-to-date as of Monday'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.

Holding the Dow back today was United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), which lagged the broader Dow index with a 74-cent decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $108.26. Volume for United Technologies ended the day at 2.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.2 million shares.

United Technologies has a market cap of $99.44 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.2%.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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