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 8.0 points at 17,644 as of Friday, Nov 14, 2014, 11:01 a.m. ET. During this time, 87.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 320.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,628 issues advancing vs. 1,284 declining with 187 unchanged.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass.
Holding back the Dow today is Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 22-cent decline (-0.3%) bringing the stock to $82.72. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.67 points or roughly accounting for 20.9% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Wal-Mart Stores currently sits at 4.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.3 million shares. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $255.22 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.4%. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club.