Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: E I Du Pont De Nemours & Company (DD) Leads The Day Higher, Boeing (BA) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed down 36.0 points (-0.2%) at 18,126. During the day, 240.5 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 closed at 1,296 issues advancing vs. 1,758 declining with 156 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was E I du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE: DD), which sported a 66-cent gain (+0.9%) bringing the stock to $71.44. Volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company ended the day at 3.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.2 million shares.

E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $64.05 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.8%.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. The company's Agriculture segment offers corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, seed products, wheat, rice, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides.

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