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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up 11 points at 17,756 as of Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 112.6 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 2,178 issues advancing vs. 775 declining with 154 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

United Technologies

(NYSE:

UTX

), which is sporting a 17-cent gain (+0.2%) bringing the stock to $100.90. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.29 points or roughly accounting for 11.7% 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 4.2 million shares.

United Technologies has a market cap of $88.49 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 12.4% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to 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 reasonable valuation levels, 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 shows weak operating cash flow.

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