Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Intel (INTC) Leads The Day Higher, Caterpillar (CAT) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 146.0 points (-0.9%) at 16,967 as of Monday, Sep 29, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 14.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 298.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 339 issues advancing vs. 2,444 declining with 199 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), which is sporting a five-cent gain (+0.1%) bringing the stock to $34.31. Volume for Intel currently sits at two million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 30.9 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $169.03 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 32% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

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