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3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Media Industry

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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 17,107 as of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,006 issues advancing vs. 1,020 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Media industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Top gainers within the Media industry included Radio One ( ROIA), up 3.0%, Discovery Communications ( DISCB), up 3.6%, Insignia Systems ( ISIG), up 2.3%, Emmis Communications ( EMMS), up 2.8% and Radio One ( ROIAK), up 2.1%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

Emmis Communications ( EMMS) is one of the companies that pushed the Media industry higher today. Emmis Communications was up $0.07 (2.8%) to $2.57 on light volume. Throughout the day, 29,659 shares of Emmis Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 140,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.50-$2.57 after having opened the day at $2.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.50.

Emmis Communications Corporation, a diversified media company, is engaged in radio broadcasting activities in the United States. It operates in two segments, Radio and Publishing. Emmis Communications has a market cap of $96.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Emmis Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Emmis Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on EMMS go as follows:

  • Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS CP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • EMMS's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 11.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 18.1%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS CP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS CP turned its bottom line around by earning $0.93 versus -$0.21 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 72.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $3.48 million to $0.96 million.
  • Although EMMS's debt-to-equity ratio of 3.31 is very high, it is currently less than that of the industry average. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, EMMS maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.92, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Emmis Communications Ratings Report

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