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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 17.0 points (-0.1%) at 16,484 as of Thursday, Apr 24, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 107.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 417.7 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,486 issues advancing vs. 1,361 declining with 230 unchanged.

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Holding back the Dow today is

Pfizer

(NYSE:

TheStreet Recommends

PFE

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 51-cent decline (-1.6%) bringing the stock to $30.41. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.86 points or roughly accounting for 22.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Pfizer currently sits at 10.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 28.9 million shares.

Pfizer has a market cap of $198.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. Its product portfolio includes medicines and vaccines, as well as various consumer healthcare products.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pfizer as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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