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Dow Jones Industrial Average
) is trading down 4.0 points at 14,672 as of Thursday, Apr 25, 2013, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 30.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 600.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,693 issues advancing vs. 701 declining with 193 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be
), which is sporting a 95-cent gain (+1.8%) bringing the stock to $52.75. Volume for Verizon Communications currently sits at 957,331 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 13.8 million shares.
Verizon Communications has a market cap of $151.73 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 19.7% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.9%.
Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 130.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Verizon Communications as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.
- You can view the full Verizon Ratings Report.
Holding back the Dow today is
), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $2.83 decline (-2.6%) bringing the stock to $105.04. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 21.42 points or roughly accounting for 535.5% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for 3M currently sits at 1.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.6 million shares.
3M has a market cap of $74.18 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.4%.
3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates 3M as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.
- You can view the full 3M Ratings Report.
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