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 down 205.0 points (-1.2%) at 16,675 as of Thursday, Jul 31, 2014, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 165.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 302.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 243 issues advancing vs. 2,822 declining with 89 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 52-cent decline (-0.5%) bringing the stock to $105.86. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.94 points or roughly accounting for 1.9% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for United Technologies currently sits at 2.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.4 million shares. United Technologies has a market cap of $98.19 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.2%. United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide.