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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up 41 points (+0.2%) at 18,013 as of Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 141.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 365.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,903 issues advancing vs. 1,059 declining with 158 unchanged.

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Holding back the Dow today is

Cisco Systems

(Nasdaq:

CSCO

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 21-cent decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $29.25. Volume for Cisco Systems currently sits at 20.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 28.5 million shares.

Cisco Systems has a market cap of $137.71 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 5.9% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.8%.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

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