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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 121.0 points (-0.7%) at 18,023 as of Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 117.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 341.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,001 issues advancing vs. 1,949 declining with 196 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $2.45 decline (-2%) bringing the stock to $120.29. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 18.54 points or roughly accounting for 15.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for UnitedHealth Group currently sits at two million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of four million shares.

UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $114.47 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 21.4% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.7%.

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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