Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Leads The Day Higher, Chevron (CVX) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed up 65 points (+0.4%) at 18,076. During the day, 297.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 362 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,566 issues advancing vs. 1,504 declining with 135 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which sported a $1.86 gain (+0.9%) bringing the stock to $208.29. This single gain lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 14.08 points or roughly accounting for 21.7% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group ended the day at 2.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.5 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $89.78 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.5% year-to-date as of Tuesday'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.

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