Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: United Technologies (UTX) Leads The Day Higher, Boeing (BA) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed down 29.0 points (-0.2%) at 17,042. During the day, 341.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 298.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,144 issues advancing vs. 1,950 declining with 113 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), which sported a 52-cent gain (+0.5%) bringing the stock to $105.60. Volume for United Technologies ended the day at 4.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.9 million shares.

United Technologies has a market cap of $96.27 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 7.7% year-to-date as of Monday'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.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Holding the Dow back today was Boeing (NYSE: BA), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.39 decline (-1.1%) bringing the stock to $127.38. This single loss lowered the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 10.52 points or roughly accounting for 36.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Boeing ended the day at 3.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.2 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $92.74 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 5.7% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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