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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 27.0 points (-0.1%) at 18,117 as of Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 57.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 341.5 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,220 issues advancing vs. 1,602 declining with 244 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 75-cent decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $114.48. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 5.68 points or roughly accounting for 21% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for United Technologies currently sits at 1.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.2 million shares.

United Technologies has a market cap of $102.62 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of Tuesday'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 and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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