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.. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 156 points (+0.9%) at 18,216 as of Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 114.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 365.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,244 issues advancing vs. 751 declining with 120 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be E I du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE: DD), which is sporting a $1.03 gain (+1.5%) bringing the stock to $70.36. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.8 points or roughly accounting for 5% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company currently sits at 7.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.2 million shares. E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $67.76 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 1.2% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. The company's Agriculture segment offers corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, seed products, wheat, rice, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides.