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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up 64 points (+0.4%) at 16,881 as of Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 13.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 327.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,847 issues advancing vs. 823 declining with 241 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

Intel

(Nasdaq:

INTC

), which is sporting a 35-cent gain (+1.1%) bringing the stock to $33.55. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 2.65 points or roughly accounting for 4.1% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Intel currently sits at 1.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 31.1 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $164.27 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 27.8% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

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

buy

. 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.

Holding back the Dow today is

UnitedHealth Group

(NYSE:

UNH

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 74-cent decline (-0.8%) bringing the stock to $91.39. Volume for UnitedHealth Group currently sits at 192,247 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.8 million shares.

UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $89.04 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 21.7% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.8%.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates UnitedHealth Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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