Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Chevron (CVX) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 36.0 points (-0.2%) at 18,276 as of Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 141 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 1,464 issues advancing vs. 1,519 declining with 187 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which is sporting a 62-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $105.64. Volume for Chevron currently sits at 3.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.9 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $200.55 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of Tuesday'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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