Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Procter & Gamble (PG) Leads The Day Higher, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Lags
The Dow component that led the way higher today was Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), which sported a 57-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $90.58. Holding the Dow back today was UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.13 decline (-1.1%) bringing the stock to $99.67.
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) closed up 58 points (+0.3%) at 17,958. During the day, 291.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 339.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,634 issues advancing vs. 1,481 declining with 122 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which sported a 57-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $90.58. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 4.39 points or roughly accounting for 7.6% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Procter & Gamble ended the day at 6.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 8.2 million shares. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $246.08 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.8%. The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care.