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.

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