The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 14.0 points (-0.1%) at 12,405 as of Thursday, May 31, 2012, 1:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 364 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 728.7 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,152 issues advancing vs. 1,787 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

Walt Disney

(NYSE:

DIS

), which is sporting a 48-cent gain (+1.1%) bringing the stock to $45.68. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 6.6 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 8.7 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $81.29 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

media

industry. Shares are up 21.3% year to date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.3%.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 16.3 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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