Dow Today: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Leads The Day Higher, Intel (INTC) Lags

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 12 points at 15,312 as of Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 23.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 614.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,272 issues advancing vs. 1,213 declining with 203 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), which is sporting a 75-cent gain (+2.9%) bringing the stock to $26.22. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 5.68 points or roughly accounting for 47.3% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Hewlett-Packard currently sits at 3.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 17.8 million shares.

Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $48.54 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 78.7% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%.

Hewlett-Packard Company and its subsidiaries provide products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hewlett-Packard as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

Holding back the Dow today is Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 16-cent decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $22.97. Volume for Intel currently sits at 3.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 44.2 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $115.25 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 12.2% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.9%.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

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