Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up 103 points (+0.8%) at 13,103 as of Friday, Aug 31, 2012, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 18.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 606.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,119 issues advancing vs. 523 declining with 158 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

Intel

(Nasdaq:

INTC

), which is sporting a 49-cent gain (+2%) bringing the stock to $24.76. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.71 points or roughly accounting for 3.6% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Intel currently sits at 1.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 35.3 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $123.41 billion and is part of the

technology

sector and

electronics

industry. Shares are up 1.7% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.6%.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms primarily in the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, and Japan. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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