Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Microsoft (MSFT) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 88.0 points (-0.5%) at 16,961 as of Friday, Sep 12, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 153.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 295.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 547 issues advancing vs. 2,526 declining with 95 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 37-cent decline (-0.8%) bringing the stock to $46.63. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 2.8 points or roughly accounting for 3.2% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Microsoft currently sits at 22 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 29.7 million shares.

Microsoft has a market cap of $385.95 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 25.6% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.4%.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, markets, and supports software, services, and devices worldwide. The company's Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing segment licenses Windows operating system and related software; Microsoft Office for consumers; and Windows Phone operating system.

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