Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Home Depot (HD) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 16.0 points at 18,296 as of Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 119.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 364.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,497 issues advancing vs. 1,463 declining with 190 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Home Depot (NYSE: HD), which is sporting a 31-cent gain (+0.3%) bringing the stock to $112.65. Volume for Home Depot currently sits at 3.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.9 million shares.

Home Depot has a market cap of $148.44 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 7% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.1%.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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