Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Leads The Day Higher, Chevron (CVX) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed up 26 points (+0.1%) at 18,298. During the day, 306.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 364.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,737 issues advancing vs. 1,319 declining with 161 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which sported a $1.69 gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $204.66. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 12.79 points or roughly accounting for 49.2% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group ended the day at 2.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.4 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $87.54 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 4.5% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.3%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Holding the Dow back today was Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.38 decline (-1.3%) bringing the stock to $106.65. Volume for Chevron ended the day at 6.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.9 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $203.94 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 4%.

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 weak operating cash flow.

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