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. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 133 points (+0.9%) at 14,700 as of Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013, 1:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 448.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 600.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,352 issues advancing vs. 620 declining with 106 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.73 decline (-1.9%) bringing the stock to $91.90. Volume for United Technologies currently sits at 4.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.6 million shares. United Technologies has a market cap of $85.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%. United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.