Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: United Technologies (UTX) Higher - TheStreet

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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up seven points at 17,824 as of Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 111.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 328.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,364 issues advancing vs. 1,569 declining with 204 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

United Technologies

(NYSE:

UTX

), which is sporting a $2.06 gain (+1.9%) bringing the stock to $110.85. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 15.59 points or roughly accounting for 222.7% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for United Technologies currently sits at 2.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.1 million shares.

United Technologies has a market cap of $100.56 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.1%.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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