Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 88 points (+0.5%) at 17,978 as of Friday, Jun 26, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 105.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 341.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,431 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 157 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), which is sporting a six-cent gain to $83.99. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.45 points or roughly accounting for 0.5% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Exxon Mobil Corporation currently sits at 4.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 10.9 million shares.

Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $354.77 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 9.2% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.5%.

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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