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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed down 101.0 points (-0.6%) at 18,014. During the day, 456.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 341.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,806 declining with 138 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Nike (NYSE: NKE), which sported a 53-cent gain (+0.5%) bringing the stock to $106.53. Volume for Nike ended the day at 3.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.8 million shares.

Nike has a market cap of $71.46 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.1%.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for men, women, and kids worldwide.

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

Holding the Dow back today was Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.41 decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $213.19. This single loss lowered the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 10.67 points or roughly accounting for 10.6% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group ended the day at 3.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.4 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $91.99 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of Thursday'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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