Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Chevron (CVX) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 59 points (+0.3%) at 18,083 as of Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 130.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 375.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,918 issues advancing vs. 1,077 declining with 158 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.02 decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $108.02. Volume for Chevron currently sits at 4.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.2 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $208.85 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.9%.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum, chemicals, and power and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

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