The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 36 points (-0.3%) at 12,624 as of Monday, Jan 30, 2012, 1:40 p.m. ET. During this time, 407.8 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 802 issues advancing vs. 2,150 declining with 104 unchanged.

Holding back the Dow today is

United Technologies

(NYSE:

UTX

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with an 86-cent decline (-1.1%) bringing the stock to $76.76. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 6.51 points or roughly accounting for 18.1% of the Dow's overall loss. 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

conglomerates

sector and

conglomerates

industry. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of Friday'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

buy

. 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.

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