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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 343.0 points (-1.9%) at 17,335 as of Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 276 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 339.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,074 issues advancing vs. 1,900 declining with 155 unchanged.

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Holding back the Dow today is

Intel

(Nasdaq:

TheStreet Recommends

INTC

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.66 decline (-4.6%) bringing the stock to $34.15. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 12.56 points or roughly accounting for 3.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Intel currently sits at 32.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 30.1 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $176.21 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 1.3% year-to-date as of Monday'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

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

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