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Dow Today: Boeing (BA) Leads The Day Higher, Walt Disney (DIS) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) is trading up 52 points (+0.3%) at 15,680 as of Friday, Feb 7, 2014, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 20.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 378 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,255 issues advancing vs. 445 declining with 217 unchanged.

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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Boeing (NYSE:BA), which is sporting a $2.16 gain (+1.8%) bringing the stock to $124.83. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 16.35 points or roughly accounting for 31.4% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Boeing currently sits at 632,002 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.8 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $91.23 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 10.1% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.4%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Holding back the Dow today is Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 48-cent decline (-0.6%) bringing the stock to $75.08. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 1.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.8 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $125.57 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.2%.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

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