Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Boeing (BA) Leads The Day Higher, McDonald's (MCD) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed unchanged at 18,285. During the day, 293 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 closed at 1,703 issues advancing vs. 1,358 declining with 157 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Boeing (NYSE: BA), which sported a 93-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $147.35. Volume for Boeing ended the day at 2.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.1 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $101.69 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 12.7% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.5%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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