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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 62.0 points (-0.4%) at 16,850 as of Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 182.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 301.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,028 issues advancing vs. 1,986 declining with 144 unchanged.

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Holding back the Dow today is

Wal-Mart Stores

(NYSE:

TheStreet Recommends

WMT

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 66-cent decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $74.78. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 5.0 points or roughly accounting for 8.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Wal-Mart Stores currently sits at 5.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.6 million shares.

Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $244.06 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 4.1% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.5%.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, reasonable valuation levels 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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