Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Chevron (CVX) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 159.0 points (-0.9%) at 17,880 as of Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 66.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 353.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 838 issues advancing vs. 1,984 declining with 202 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.23 decline (-1.2%) bringing the stock to $99.89. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 9.31 points or roughly accounting for 5.9% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Chevron currently sits at 1.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.7 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $191.49 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 9.9% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 4.2%.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum, chemicals, and power and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

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