The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 72 points (-0.6%) at 12,662 as of Friday, Jan 27, 2012, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 149.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 818.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,556 issues advancing vs. 1,184 declining with 151 unchanged.

Holding back the Dow today is

Procter & Gamble

(NYSE:

PG

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 22-cent decline (-0.3%) bringing the stock to $64.58. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.67 points or roughly accounting for 2.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 3.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 10.3 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $177.46 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer non-durables

industry. Shares are down 2.9% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.2%.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides consumer packaged goods in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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