The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading down 92 points (-0.7%) at 12,890 as of Monday, Feb 27, 2012, 9:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 36.7 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 506 issues advancing vs. 2,218 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

Walt Disney

(NYSE:

DIS

), which is sporting an 18-cent gain (+0.4%) bringing the stock to $41.49. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 456,965 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 10.2% year to date as of Friday'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 15.7, 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.

Holding back the Dow today is

Bank of America Corporation

(NYSE:

BAC

), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 13-cent decline (-1.6%) bringing the stock to $7.75. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.98 points or roughly accounting for 1.1% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Bank of America Corporation currently sits at 17.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 271.9 million shares.

Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $73.89 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

banking

industry. Shares are up 41.7% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 0.5%.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial services to individuals, small- and middle-market businesses, corporations, and governments primarily in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 802, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 729 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of America Corporation as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally weak debt management and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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