Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: AT&T (T) Leads The Day Higher, Travelers Companies (TRV) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 25 points (+0.1%) at 17,991 as of Thursday, Jun 25, 2015, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 12.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 341.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,190 issues advancing vs. 1,494 declining with 274 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be AT&T (NYSE: T), which is sporting a 43-cent gain (+1.2%) bringing the stock to $36.21. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.25 points or roughly accounting for 13% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for AT&T currently sits at 1.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 31 million shares.

AT&T has a market cap of $186.48 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 5.2%.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Wireless and Wireline.

TheStreet Ratings rates AT&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Holding back the Dow today is Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 38-cent decline (-0.4%) bringing the stock to $98.40. Volume for Travelers Companies currently sits at 72,256 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of two million shares.

Travelers Companies has a market cap of $31.87 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 5.5% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.4%.

The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the Unites states and internationally.

TheStreet Ratings rates Travelers Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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