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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) is trading down 18.0 points (-0.1%) at 14,984 as of Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 16.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 551.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 533 issues advancing vs. 2,118 declining with 130 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be
), which is sporting a 16-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $26. Volume for Hewlett-Packard currently sits at 674,169 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 14.6 million shares.
Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $49.91 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 81.3% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.2%.
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
. 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.
- You can view the full Hewlett-Packard Ratings Report.
Holding back the Dow today is
), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 57-cent decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $61.30. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 4.39 points or roughly accounting for 24.4% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 305,175 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.3 million shares.
Walt Disney has a market cap of $110.46 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 24.3% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.2%.
The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Its Media Networks segment engages in broadcast television network, television production and distribution, television stations, broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations.
TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.
- You can view the full Walt Disney Ratings Report.