Dow Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Leads The Day Higher, Boeing (BA) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) closed up three points at 15,558. During the day, 358.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 587.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio closed at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,566 declining with 121 unchanged.
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The Dow component that led the way higher today was Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which sported a 43-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $64.98. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.25 points or roughly accounting for 108.3% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Walt Disney ended the day at 4.9 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.8 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $116.41 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 29.6% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.2%.

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.

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.

Holding the Dow back today was Boeing (NYSE: BA), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $1.10 decline (-1%) bringing the stock to $105.60. Volume for Boeing ended the day at 4.2 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.8 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $81.14 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 41.6% year to date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.8%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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