Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Intel (INTC) Leads The Day Higher, Procter & Gamble (PG) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 52.0 points (-0.3%) at 18,074 as of Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 14.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 360.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,002 issues advancing vs. 1,665 declining with 242 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), which is sporting a 35-cent gain (+1%) bringing the stock to $34.36. Volume for Intel currently sits at 2.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 31.1 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $159.92 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 6.3% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. It operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Mobile and Communications Group, Software and Services, and All Other segments.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Holding back the Dow today is Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 72-cent decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $78.61. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 5.45 points or roughly accounting for 10.5% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 594,195 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of eight million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $215.38 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 12.9% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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