Dow Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 84 points (+0.5%) at 15,386 as of Thursday, May 30, 2013, 1:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 326.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 591.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,818 issues advancing vs. 1,148 declining with 105 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 57-cent decline (-0.9%) bringing the stock to $65.68. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 5.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of eight million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $120.1 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 33.9% year to date as of Wednesday'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 22.2, 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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