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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) closed down 115.0 points (-0.9%) at 13,057. During the day, 522.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 661.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 908 issues advancing vs. 2,055 declining with 126 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was
), which sported a four-cent gain (+0.2%) bringing the stock to $23.74. Volume for Pfizer ended the day at 20.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 34.6 million shares.
Pfizer has a market cap of $178.44 billion and is part of the
industry. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.7%.
Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of medicines for people and animals worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, above the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 17.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Pfizer as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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Holding the Dow back today was
), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.55 decline (-0.8%) bringing the stock to $195.70. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 11.73 points or roughly accounting for 10.2% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for International Business Machines ended the day at 2.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.1 million shares.
International Business Machines has a market cap of $227.45 billion and is part of the
industry. Shares are up 8% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.7%.
International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Global Technology Services, Global Business Services, Software, Systems and Technology, and Global Financing. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5, equal to the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates International Business Machines as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.
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