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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 143.0 points (-0.9%) at 16,358 as of Friday, Apr 25, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 90.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 416.7 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 841 issues advancing vs. 2,001 declining with 204 unchanged.

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Holding back the Dow today is

Intel

(Nasdaq:

TheStreet Recommends

INTC

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 40-cent decline (-1.5%) bringing the stock to $26.35. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.03 points or roughly accounting for 2.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Intel currently sits at 8.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 30.2 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $133.05 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 3.1% 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 worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments.

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, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins 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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