Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Procter & Gamble (PG) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 24 points (+0.1%) at 17,658 as of Monday, Nov 17, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 140.9 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 1,424 issues advancing vs. 1,602 declining with 148 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 50-cent decline (-0.6%) bringing the stock to $87.62. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 5.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.8 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $239.41 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 8.2% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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