Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Boeing (BA) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 39 points (+0.2%) at 17,686 as of Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 99.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 324.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,967 issues advancing vs. 1,008 declining with 165 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Boeing (NYSE: BA), which is sporting a $1.97 gain (+1.5%) bringing the stock to $130.39. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 14.91 points or roughly accounting for 38.2% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Boeing currently sits at 1.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.9 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $91.87 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 5.9% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing 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, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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