Dow Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 27 points (+0.2%) at 16,456 as of Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 99.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 305.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,713 issues advancing vs. 1,176 declining with 164 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is sporting a 16-cent gain (+0.2%) bringing the stock to $86.91. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.21 points or roughly accounting for 4.5% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 3.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.8 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $151.09 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 14.2% year-to-date as of Tuesday'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.

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