Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Microsoft (MSFT) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 167.0 points (-0.9%) at 17,731 as of Monday, Jun 15, 2015, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 69.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 352.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 764 issues advancing vs. 2,140 declining with 188 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 62-cent decline (-1.4%) bringing the stock to $45.35. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 4.69 points or roughly accounting for 2.8% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Microsoft currently sits at 9.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 35.4 million shares.

Microsoft has a market cap of $375.68 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 1% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.7%.

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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