Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Leads The Day Higher, General Electric (GE) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 21 points (+0.1%) at 18,031 as of Monday, Jun 1, 2015, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 20.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 358.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,514 issues advancing vs. 1,216 declining with 255 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which is sporting a $2.23 gain (+1.1%) bringing the stock to $208.42. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 16.88 points or roughly accounting for 80.4% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group currently sits at 193,901 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.4 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $90.07 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.4% year-to-date as of Friday'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.

Holding back the Dow today is General Electric (NYSE: GE), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 19-cent decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $27.08. Volume for General Electric currently sits at 2.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 43.9 million shares.

General Electric has a market cap of $278.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 7.9% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

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