Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: International Business Machines (IBM) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 2.0 points at 17,808 as of Monday, Nov 24, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 190.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 327.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,732 issues advancing vs. 1,284 declining with 172 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM), which is sporting a $2.44 gain (+1.5%) bringing the stock to $163.36. Volume for International Business Machines currently sits at 3.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.5 million shares.

International Business Machines has a market cap of $158.98 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 14.2% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Business Machines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

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