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 down 1.0 points at 18,251 as of Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 78.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 365.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,465 issues advancing vs. 1,421 declining with 181 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 43-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $70.10. Volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company currently sits at 2.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.7 million shares. E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $62.76 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.8%. 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.