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Holding the Dow back today was International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $2.32 decline (-1.5%) bringing the stock to $153.06. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 17.56 points or roughly accounting for 15.7% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for International Business Machines ended the day at 6.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.8 million shares.International Business Machines has a market cap of $159.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 17.2% 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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