Dow Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 64 points (+0.4%) at 15,364 as of Friday, Sep 13, 2013, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 155.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 519.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,656 issues advancing vs. 1,199 declining with 135 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is sporting a 28-cent gain (+0.4%) bringing the stock to $65.77. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 2.12 points or roughly accounting for 3.3% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 3.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.1 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $114.23 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 28.4% 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, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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