1. As of noon trading, Dell ( DELL) is up $0.08 (0.6%) to $13.80 on light volume Thus far, 7.1 million shares of Dell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 38.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.68-$13.80 after having opened the day at $13.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.71.

Dell Inc. provides integrated technology solutions in the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. Dell has a market cap of $23.9 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 35.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Dell a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dell as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Dell Ratings Report now.

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A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.

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