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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) closed up 25 points (+0.1%) at 18,144. During the day, 316.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 344.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,790 issues advancing vs. 1,286 declining with 150 unchanged.

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The Dow component that led the way higher today was

Walt Disney

(NYSE:

DIS

), which sported an 88-cent gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $114.41. This single gain lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 6.66 points or roughly accounting for 26.6% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Walt Disney ended the day at 5.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.8 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $191.09 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 20.5% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1%.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, 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, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Holding the Dow back today was

E I du Pont de Nemours & Company

(NYSE:

DD

), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.49 decline (-2.1%) bringing the stock to $68.50. Volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company ended the day at 5.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.3 million shares.

E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $63.22 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 5.3% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.8%.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. The company's Agriculture segment offers corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, seed products, wheat, rice, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides.

TheStreet Ratings rates E I du Pont de Nemours & Company as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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