Dow Jones Industrial Average



) is trading down 50 points (-0.4%) at 12,603 as of Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012, 12:39 p.m. ET. During this time, 350.2 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 1,538 issues advancing vs. 1,343 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

United Technologies



), which is sporting a 52-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $78.13. Volume for United Technologies currently sits at 2.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.4 million shares.

United Technologies has a market cap of $70.48 billion and is part of the


sector and


industry. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.5%.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the average conglomerates industry P/E ratio of 14.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.