Dow Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 43 points (+0.3%) at 16,694 as of Thursday, Aug 14, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 162.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 302.3 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,989 issues advancing vs. 996 declining with 174 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is sporting a $1.03 gain (+1.2%) bringing the stock to $88.63. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 7.8 points or roughly accounting for 18.1% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at four million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.9 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $149.7 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 14.7% year-to-date as of Wednesday'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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