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 up 42 points (+0.2%) at 17,654 as of Thursday, Nov 13, 2014, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 125.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 326.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,162 issues advancing vs. 1,775 declining with 187 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), which is sporting a 56-cent gain (+2.3%) bringing the stock to $25.68. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 4.31 points or roughly accounting for 10.3% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Cisco Systems currently sits at 32.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 25.8 million shares. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $128.77 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 11.9% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3%. Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide.