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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up nine points at 18,294 as of Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 56.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 364.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,708 issues advancing vs. 1,131 declining with 230 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which is sporting an 86-cent gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $106.11. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 6.51 points or roughly accounting for 72.3% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Chevron currently sits at 1.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.9 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $197.49 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 4.1%.

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.

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