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Dow Today: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Leads The Day Higher, Procter & Gamble (PG) Lags

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 11.0 points at 13,234 as of Thursday, Dec 13, 2012, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 21 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 622.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,167 issues advancing vs. 1,341 declining with 204 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT), which is sporting a 20-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $27.44. Volume for Microsoft Corporation currently sits at 2.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 55.9 million shares.

Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of $229.94 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.4%.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Microsoft Corporation 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, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Holding back the Dow today is Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 33-cent decline (-0.5%) bringing the stock to $70.43. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 2.5 points or roughly accounting for 22.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 540,664 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 8.9 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $193.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 5.9% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.2%.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of a range of branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates in five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. The company has a P/E ratio of 23, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

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