Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Walt Disney (DIS) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 60 points (+0.3%) at 18,084 as of Monday, May 4, 2015, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 155.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 375.9 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,798 issues advancing vs. 1,229 declining with 141 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is sporting a 21-cent gain (+0.2%) bringing the stock to $110.73. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 1.59 points or roughly accounting for 2.7% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 4.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.4 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $184.78 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 17.3% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 1.1%.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, 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 revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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