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Holding back the Dow today is Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 46-cent decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $47.84. Volume for Microsoft currently sits at two million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 37.6 million shares.Microsoft has a market cap of $394.12 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 4% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.5%. Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, markets, and supports software, services, and devices worldwide. The company's Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing segment licenses Windows operating system and related software; Microsoft Office for consumers; and Windows Phone operating system. TheStreet Ratings rates Microsoft as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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