Dow Today: Procter & Gamble (PG) Lower

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 36.0 points (-0.3%) at 13,192 as of Monday, Apr 30, 2012, 11:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 191.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 747.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 941 issues advancing vs. 1,944 declining with 135 unchanged.

Holding back the Dow today is Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.08 decline (-1.7%) bringing the stock to $63.36. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 8.17 points or roughly accounting for 22.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 7.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 10.4 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $184.19 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides consumer packaged goods in the United States and internationally.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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