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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 12 points at 18,310 as of Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 119.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 363.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,064 issues advancing vs. 1,881 declining with 193 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is AT&T (NYSE: T), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 41-cent decline (-1.2%) bringing the stock to $34.46. Volume for AT&T currently sits at 15.5 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 26.7 million shares.

AT&T has a market cap of $178.28 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 3.8% 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 its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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