Dow Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 108.0 points (-0.6%) at 16,605 as of Friday, Aug 15, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 214.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 301.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,074 issues advancing vs. 1,889 declining with 188 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is sporting a 64-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $89.25. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 5.1 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.9 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $150.37 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 14.7% year-to-date as of Thursday'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 weak operating cash flow.

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