Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: AT&T (T) Lower

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer.. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 112.0 points (-0.6%) at 17,958 as of Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 187.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 375.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 635 issues advancing vs. 2,403 declining with 135 unchanged.

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Holding back the Dow today is AT&T (NYSE: T), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 50-cent decline (-1.4%) bringing the stock to $34.03. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.78 points or roughly accounting for 3.4% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for AT&T currently sits at 15.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 26.4 million shares. AT&T has a market cap of $178.57 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 5.5%. AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Wireless and Wireline. TheStreet Ratings rates AT&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE..

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