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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) closed down 243.0 points (-1.8%) at 13,102. During the day, 655.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 572.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 804 issues advancing vs. 2,209 declining with 91 unchanged.

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The Dow component that led the way higher today was

Intel

(Nasdaq:

INTC

), which sported a 13-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $21.59. Volume for Intel ended the day at 47 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 42.2 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $106.39 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 11.5% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 4.2%.

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 9.3, 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Holding the Dow back today was

Chevron

(NYSE:

CVX

), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $3.31 decline (-2.9%) bringing the stock to $109.43. This single loss lowered the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 25.05 points or roughly accounting for 10.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Chevron ended the day at 7.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.9 million shares.

Chevron has a market cap of $222.47 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.2%.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. It operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.4, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a

buy

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

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