Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Chevron (CVX) Leads The Day Higher, General Electric (GE) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 33 points (+0.2%) at 17,937 as of Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 11.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 343.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,836 issues advancing vs. 875 declining with 262 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which is sporting a 95-cent gain (+0.9%) bringing the stock to $100.99. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.19 points or roughly accounting for 21.8% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Chevron currently sits at 331,426 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.5 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $186.71 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 11.5% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 4.3%.

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.

Holding back the Dow today is General Electric (NYSE: GE), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a six-cent decline (-0.2%) bringing the stock to $27.16. Volume for General Electric currently sits at 1.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 43.4 million shares.

General Electric has a market cap of $274.17 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 7.7% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.4%.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

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