Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 101 points (+0.6%) at 18,116 as of Monday, Jun 22, 2015, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 138.6 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 1,836 issues advancing vs. 1,201 declining with 160 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which is sporting a one-cent gain to $120.34. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.08 points or roughly accounting for 0.1% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for UnitedHealth Group currently sits at 2.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.9 million shares.

UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $115.08 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 19% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.6%.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates UnitedHealth Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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