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Dow Jones Industrial Average



) is trading down 74.0 points (-0.6%) at 12,935 as of Monday, Nov 26, 2012, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 123.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 617.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 996 issues advancing vs. 1,839 declining with 136 unchanged.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 is the ex-dividend date for Dow component

Home Depot



). Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 29 cents per share. At a price of $64.38 as of 10:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.9%.

The average volume for Home Depot has been 8.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Home Depot has a market cap of $96.61 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 54.2% year to date as of Friday's close.

The Home Depot, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. The company's stores sell building materials, and home improvement and lawn and garden products to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (at D-I-F-M), and professional customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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