Dow Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 180.0 points (-1.1%) at 16,141 as of Monday, Mar 3, 2014, 1:35 p.m. ET. During this time, 244.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 401.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 934 issues advancing vs. 2,048 declining with 141 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.52 decline (-1.9%) bringing the stock to $79.28. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 11.5 points or roughly accounting for 6.4% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 5.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.3 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $141.01 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.1%.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive.

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, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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