Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 120 points (+0.7%) at 18,161 as of Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 143.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 360.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,094 issues advancing vs. 912 declining with 144 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT), which is sporting a 42-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $75.32. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.18 points or roughly accounting for 2.7% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Wal-Mart Stores currently sits at 4.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.9 million shares.

Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $244.69 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 12.8% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club.

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