Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Home Depot (HD) Leads The Day Higher, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 49.0 points (-0.3%) at 17,565 as of Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 11 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 328 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,012 issues advancing vs. 1,728 declining with 195 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Home Depot (NYSE: HD), which is sporting a 27-cent gain (+0.3%) bringing the stock to $98.41. Volume for Home Depot currently sits at 148,129 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.9 million shares.

Home Depot has a market cap of $132.12 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 19.2% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.9%.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Holding back the Dow today is JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 74-cent decline (-1.2%) bringing the stock to $60.63. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 5.6 points or roughly accounting for 11.4% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for JPMorgan Chase currently sits at 1.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 14.3 million shares.

JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $231.51 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management.

TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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