Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Intel (INTC) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 135 points (+0.8%) at 17,854 as of Friday, Nov 21, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 115.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 328.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,471 issues advancing vs. 476 declining with 148 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), which is sporting a 31-cent gain (+0.9%) bringing the stock to $36.26. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 2.35 points or roughly accounting for 1.7% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Intel currently sits at 20.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 30.6 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $166.08 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 38.5% year-to-date as of Thursday'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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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