Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Leads The Day Higher, International Business Machines (IBM) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 37.0 points (-0.2%) at 17,812 as of Monday, Jun 8, 2015, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 16.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 359.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,123 issues advancing vs. 1,562 declining with 272 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which is sporting a 61-cent gain (+0.5%) bringing the stock to $117.14. Volume for UnitedHealth Group currently sits at 119,137 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.9 million shares.

UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $111.04 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 15.3% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.7%.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates UnitedHealth Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Holding back the Dow today is International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.20 decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $166.20. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 9.08 points or roughly accounting for 24.5% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for International Business Machines currently sits at 182,911 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of four million shares.

International Business Machines has a market cap of $165.81 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 4.3% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.1%.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Business Machines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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