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 Link. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 31 points (+0.2%) at 16,095 as of Monday, Nov 25, 2013, 11:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 120.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 378.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,434 issues advancing vs. 1,496 declining with 119 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 28-cent decline (-1.2%) bringing the stock to $23.59. Volume for Intel currently sits at 21.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 31.6 million shares. Intel has a market cap of $125.42 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.6%. 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. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.