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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 12 points at 18,297 as of Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 121.6 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 1,736 issues advancing vs. 1,249 declining with 166 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Home Depot (NYSE: HD), which is lagging the broader index with a six-cent decline to $112.04. Volume for Home Depot currently sits at 2.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of five million shares.

Home Depot has a market cap of $145.86 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 6.8% year-to-date as of Wednesday'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, increase 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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