Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model
Dow Jones Industrial Average
) is trading down 56.0 points (-0.4%) at 13,521 as of Thursday, Sep 20, 2012, 9:40 a.m. ET. During this time, 39.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 579.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 530 issues advancing vs. 1,999 declining with 170 unchanged.
- ACTIVE STOCK TRADERS: Get full access to Jim Cramer's thoughts for less than $3/week - sometimes before he says them on TV! Start with a 14-Day Free Trial.
The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be
), which is sporting a 32-cent gain (+0.4%) bringing the stock to $74.69. Volume for Wal-Mart Stores currently sits at 277,640 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 8.3 million shares.
Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $248.58 billion and is part of the
industry. Shares are up 24.4% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.2%.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates retail stores, restaurants, discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, apparel stores, Sam's Clubs, and neighborhood markets, as well as walmart.com; and samsclub.com. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report.
Holding back the Dow today is
), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 32-cent decline (-1.8%) bringing the stock to $17.78. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 2.42 points or roughly accounting for 4.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Hewlett-Packard currently sits at 1.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 20.8 million shares.
Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $35.88 billion and is part of the
industry. Shares are down 29.7% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%.
Hewlett-Packard Company and its subsidiaries provide products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide.
TheStreet Ratings rates Hewlett-Packard as a
. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally high debt management risk.
- You can view the full Hewlett-Packard Ratings Report.
FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge!
Free download now