Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 81.0 points (-0.4%) at 18,081 as of Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 93.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 361.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 869 issues advancing vs. 2,091 declining with 164 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 40-cent decline (-0.2%) bringing the stock to $208.01. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.03 points or roughly accounting for 3.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group currently sits at 1.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.4 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $89.16 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 7.9% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.3%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

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