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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 198 points (+1.1%) at 18,133 as of Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 123.1 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 342.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,300 issues advancing vs. 661 declining with 168 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), which is sporting a $1.94 gain (+1.7%) bringing the stock to $113.43. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 14.68 points or roughly accounting for 7.4% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Walt Disney currently sits at 2.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 5.7 million shares.

Walt Disney has a market cap of $188.44 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 17.9% 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, increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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