Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Links. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 55.0 points (-0.4%) at 15,503 as of Monday, Jul 29, 2013, 1:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 212 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 586.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 897 issues advancing vs. 2,037 declining with 109 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), which is lagging the broader index with an eight-cent decline to $104.89. This single drop is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.61 points or roughly accounting for 1.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for United Technologies currently sits at 1.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.4 million shares. United Technologies has a market cap of $96.33 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 27.8% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2%. United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.