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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up seven points at 17,752 as of Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 144 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 331.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,104 issues advancing vs. 883 declining with 149 unchanged.

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Holding back the Dow today is

Procter & Gamble

(NYSE:

PG

), which is lagging the broader index with a four-cent decline to $77.36. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 4.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.6 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $218.72 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 15% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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