Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 45 points (+0.2%) at 18,343 as of Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 174.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 363.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,241 issues advancing vs. 1,741 declining with 183 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which is sporting a $1.33 gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $205.99. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 10.07 points or roughly accounting for 22.4% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group currently sits at 1.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.4 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $87.69 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 5.6% year-to-date as of Monday'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.

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