The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 38.0 points (-0.3%) at 12,967 as of Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 175.8 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 818.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,500 issues advancing vs. 1,320 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

Walt Disney

(NYSE:

DIS

), which is sporting a 23-cent gain (+0.6%) bringing the stock to $42.16. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 3.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 11.5 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $70.25 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

media

industry. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of Tuesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.4%.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 15.6 and below 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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