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Intel Corp (INTC) Tops DJIA Gainers for August 21

August 21, 2014

Equities Staff

The Dow closed at 17,039.60 on Thursday, which is a 0.36% move from yesterday's close. Intel Corp led all gainers with a 1.88% jump. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the oldest stock market index of the U.S. stock market, tracking the price performance of 30 blue chip companies. The Dow is a price-weighted index, which means it is calculated by the share price of its components.

Here are today's best and worst performers on the Dow.

Today's Best Performers:

1. Intel Corp (INTC) was today's best performer on the Dow with shares jumping 1.88% to $35.15 per share, on volume of 36,944,778. Intel Corp has an average daily volume of 32,253,483 shares.

Intel Corporation is a semiconductor chip maker, which develops integrated digital technology products, mainly integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications.

Intel Corp's current price to earnings ratio (P/E) is 17. The company also pays a dividend yield of 2.61%. Over the past 52 weeks, Intel Corp share prices have bounced 66.67% off a low of $21.9.

2. JP Morgan Chase (JPM) came in second with a gain of 1.49% to $58.50. Shares of JP Morgan Chase traded on volume of 12,683,696, versus an average daily volume of 14,271,063 shares.

JP Morgan Chase has a current price to earnings ratio (P/E) of 14.8. It sports a dividend yield of 2.78%. JP Morgan Chase share prices have rebounded 16% off its 52-week low of $50.06.

JPMorgan Chase & Co is a financial services firm and a banking institution. its segments are Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management.

3. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) rounds out Thursday top gainers after rising 0.95% to $104.19 on volume of 8,343,056. The average daily volume for Johnson & Johnson is 6,495,871.

Johnson & Johnson is a holding company, which is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the health care field within its Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, and Diagnostics business segments.

Over the past 52 weeks, Johnson & Johnson share prices have recovered 22.35% from its low of $85.5. The company also pays a dividend yield of 2.71% to shareholders. Johnson & Johnson currently has a P/E of 19.

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All data provided by QuoteMedia and was accurate as of 4.30PM.

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