Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Pfizer (PFE) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 23 points (+0.1%) at 17,657 as of Monday, Nov 17, 2014, 12:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 117.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 320.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,339 issues advancing vs. 1,653 declining with 169 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), which is lagging the broader Dow index with an 11-cent decline (-0.4%) bringing the stock to $30.23. Volume for Pfizer currently sits at 14.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 23.7 million shares.

Pfizer has a market cap of $191.67 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.4%.

Pfizer Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. It offers medicines and vaccines, and various consumer healthcare products.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pfizer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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