Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Intel (INTC) Leads The Day Higher, Cisco Systems (CSCO) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 114.0 points (-0.6%) at 17,925 as of Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 13.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 353.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 545 issues advancing vs. 2,122 declining with 256 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), which is sporting a 19-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $32.04. Volume for Intel currently sits at 2.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 30.3 million shares.

Intel has a market cap of $150.95 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 12.2% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3%.

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 no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Holding back the Dow today is Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 32-cent decline (-1.1%) bringing the stock to $28.54. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 2.42 points or roughly accounting for 2.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Cisco Systems currently sits at 1.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 25 million shares.

Cisco Systems has a market cap of $145.76 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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