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The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) closed up eight points at 16,072. During the day, 331.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 378.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,339 issues advancing vs. 1,665 declining with 131 unchanged.

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The Dow component that led the way higher today was

Goldman Sachs Group

(NYSE:

GS

), which sported a $1.38 gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $169.48. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 10.44 points or roughly accounting for 130.5% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Goldman Sachs Group ended the day at 3.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 3.3 million shares.

Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $75.72 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 31% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.3%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services, as well as financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Holding the Dow back today was

Walt Disney

(NYSE:

DIS

), which lagged the broader Dow index with a 46-cent decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $69.74. Volume for Walt Disney ended the day at 5.8 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.7 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $124.94 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 40.5% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.1%.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Its Media Networks segment engages in broadcast television network, television production and distribution, television stations, broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a

buy

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

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