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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up 14 points at 14,977 as of Friday, Aug 23, 2013, 11:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 274.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 548.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,717 issues advancing vs. 1,202 declining with 96 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

Hewlett-Packard

(NYSE:

HPQ

), which is sporting a two-cent gain to $22.24. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.15 points or roughly accounting for 1.1% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Hewlett-Packard currently sits at nine million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 14.7 million shares.

Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $48.95 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 78.1% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%.

Hewlett-Packard Company and its subsidiaries provide products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hewlett-Packard as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

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