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) is trading up 141 points (+0.8%) at 17,336 as of Friday, Oct 31, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 24.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 323.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,097 issues advancing vs. 700 declining with 197 unchanged.

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), which is sporting a 91-cent gain (+2.8%) bringing the stock to $33.49. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 6.89 points or roughly accounting for 4.9% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Intel currently sits at 4.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 30.7 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $167.94 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 25.5% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

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