Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Chevron (CVX) Leads The Day Higher, Cisco Systems (CSCO) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed up 104 points (+0.6%) at 18,119. During the day, 249.4 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 closed at 1,853 issues advancing vs. 1,239 declining with 142 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Chevron (NYSE: CVX), which sported an 82-cent gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $100.29. This single gain lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 6.21 points or roughly accounting for 6% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Chevron ended the day at 6.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.6 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $188.52 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 11.3% year-to-date as of Friday'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.

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