Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: United Technologies (UTX) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 45 points (+0.3%) at 17,836 as of Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 63.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 351.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,465 issues advancing vs. 1,365 declining with 250 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), which is sporting a 20-cent gain (+0.2%) bringing the stock to $114.81. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.51 points or roughly accounting for 3.4% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for United Technologies currently sits at 1.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.3 million shares.

United Technologies has a market cap of $104.69 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 0.3% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.2%.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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