Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 96.0 points (-0.5%) at 17,802 as of Monday, Jun 15, 2015, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 133.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 352.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,032 issues advancing vs. 1,944 declining with 177 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 26-cent decline (-0.4%) bringing the stock to $72.17. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.97 points or roughly accounting for 2.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Wal-Mart Stores currently sits at 3.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.3 million shares.

Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $234.91 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 15.7% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club.

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