The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) is down today by a mere 0.09% and stands at 12,035. The large stocks below are among the positive performers today.
Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS): Walt Disney is poised to provide a 50% increase in its dividend to shareholders. This is considered to reflect Disney’s confidence not only in the economy, but also in the U.S. economy overall. After all, Walt Disney is an entertainment stock, and is naturally susceptible to any downturn in the economy. DIS shares recently traded at $36.06, up $0.21, or 0.59%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $28.19 to $44.34. Volume today was 5,506,675 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 12,986,400 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.31, while trailing earnings are $2.52 per share.
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Boeing (NYSE:BA) Boeing is about to enter a four year deal with its machinists labor union. This means the 737s on order will be made in Washington state, and the 787s will be built in South Carolina. BA shares recently traded at $70.83, up $2.14, or 3.12%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $56.01 to $80.65. Volume today was 6,566,398 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 5,821,900 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.01, while trailing earnings are $5.05 per share.
Kraft Foods (NYSE:KFT): Gimme Credit has compiled a list of the ten company bonds that are predicted to lag the broader market in the months to come. Kraft is one of these corporate bonds, primarily because of uncertainty over its proposed split. KFT shares recently traded at $36.57, up $0.42, or 1.16%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $30.10 to $36.60. Volume today was 5,578,662 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 9,656,330 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 19.95, while trailing earnings are $1.83 per share.