Dow Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Leads The Day Higher, Boeing (BA) Lags

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 28.0 points (-0.2%) at 17,070 as of Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014, 9:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 15.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 295 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,397 issues advancing vs. 1,376 declining with 258 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is sporting a 63-cent gain (+0.7%) bringing the stock to $90.51. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 313,717 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.8 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $154.28 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 17.6% year-to-date as of Monday'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.

Holding back the Dow today is Boeing (NYSE: BA), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.47 decline (-1.2%) bringing the stock to $125.33. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 11.13 points or roughly accounting for 39.8% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Boeing currently sits at 313,751 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 4.2 million shares.

Boeing has a market cap of $91.37 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.3%.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing 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.

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