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5 Stocks Pushing The Media Industry Higher

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 51 points (0.4%) at 14,033 as of Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,948 issues advancing vs. 943 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was Grupo Televisa S.A (TV), up 1.0%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. News Corporation (NWS) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, News Corporation is up $0.16 (0.6%) to $29.50 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of News Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.37-$29.66 after having opened the day at $29.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.34.

News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. News Corporation has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate News Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates News Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full News Corporation Ratings Report now.

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