Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Leads The Day Higher, Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 121 points (+0.7%) at 18,136 as of Monday, Jun 22, 2015, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 13.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 341.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,895 issues advancing vs. 836 declining with 244 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), which is sporting a $1.15 gain (+1.7%) bringing the stock to $69.23. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 8.7 points or roughly accounting for 7.2% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for JPMorgan Chase currently sits at 1.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 14.5 million shares.

JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $255.25 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 8.8% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides various financial services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management.

TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Holding back the Dow today is Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), which is lagging the broader index with a seven-cent decline to $85.14. Volume for Exxon Mobil Corporation currently sits at 515,838 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 11 million shares.

Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $358.12 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 7.8% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.4%.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation 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 deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

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