Dow Today: Pfizer (PFE) Leads The Day Higher, AT&T (T) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up one points at 16,028 as of Friday, Feb 14, 2014, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 13.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 378.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,108 issues advancing vs. 1,592 declining with 212 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), which is sporting a 24-cent gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $31.94. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.82 points or roughly accounting for 182% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Pfizer currently sits at one million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 26.1 million shares.

Pfizer has a market cap of $204.87 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 3.5% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells medicines for people and animals worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pfizer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Holding back the Dow today is AT&T (NYSE: T), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 34-cent decline (-1%) bringing the stock to $33.15. Volume for AT&T currently sits at 829,466 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 24.8 million shares.

AT&T has a market cap of $173.53 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 4.8% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 5.6%.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services to consumers and businesses in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Wireless, Wireline, and Other segments.

TheStreet Ratings rates AT&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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