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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 46 points (+0.3%) at 17,887 as of Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 76.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 370.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,312 issues advancing vs. 1,588 declining with 178 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is lagging the broader Dow index with an 80-cent decline (-0.7%) bringing the stock to $108.92. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 2.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.8 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $188.33 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 17.6% year-to-date as of Wednesday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 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, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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