Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Boeing (BA) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 51.0 points (-0.3%) at 18,234 as of Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 79.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 362.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 912 issues advancing vs. 1,978 declining with 213 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Boeing (NYSE: BA), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $2.16 decline (-1.5%) bringing the stock to $145.19. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 16.35 points or roughly accounting for 32.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Boeing currently sits at 1.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of four million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $101.25 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 13.4% year-to-date as of Thursday'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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