Dow Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Leads The Day Higher, Procter & Gamble (PG) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 20 points (+0.1%) at 16,513 as of Monday, Aug 4, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 13.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 304.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,685 issues advancing vs. 993 declining with 271 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is sporting a 66-cent gain (+0.8%) bringing the stock to $86.04. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 5.0 points or roughly accounting for 25% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 315,861 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of six million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $148.73 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 11.8% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Holding back the Dow today is Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 53-cent decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $79.12. Volume for Procter & Gamble currently sits at 616,256 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 7.2 million shares.

Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $209.22 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 2.2% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 3.3%.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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