Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Boeing (BA) Leads The Day Higher, Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed up 31 points (+0.2%) at 17,935. During the day, 312 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 closed at 1,611 issues advancing vs. 1,460 declining with 148 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Boeing (NYSE: BA), which sported a $1.09 gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $143.43. This single gain lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 8.25 points or roughly accounting for 26.6% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Boeing ended the day at 2.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.8 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $98.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 9.5% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Holding the Dow back today was Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which lagged the broader Dow index with a 63-cent decline (-0.3%) bringing the stock to $212.93. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group ended the day at 1.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.4 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $91.48 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 9.3% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.2%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

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