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All three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 40 points (0.2%) at 16,487 as of Friday, May 16, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,578 issues advancing vs. 1,383 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Media industry as a whole was unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.3%. Top gainers within the Media industry included

Radio One

(

ROIA

), up 1.5%,

Value Line

(

VALU

), up 3.0%,

Promotora de Informaciones SA/FI

(

PRIS

), up 2.7%,

Digital Cinema Destinations

(

DCIN

), up 9.3% and

Insignia Systems

(

ISIG

), up 7.7%.

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

Digital Cinema Destinations

(

DCIN

) is one of the companies that pushed the Media industry higher today. Digital Cinema Destinations was up $0.46 (9.3%) to $5.41 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 318,792 shares of Digital Cinema Destinations exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.35-$5.50 after having opened the day at $5.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.95.

Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. Digital Cinema Destinations has a market cap of $35.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 15.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Digital Cinema Destinations a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Digital Cinema Destinations as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DCIN go as follows:

  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, DIGITAL CINEMA DESTINATIONS's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for DIGITAL CINEMA DESTINATIONS is rather low; currently it is at 16.38%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -9.11% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1.98 million or 15.42% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • DCIN has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 16.13% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • DIGITAL CINEMA DESTINATIONS has improved earnings per share by 33.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DIGITAL CINEMA DESTINATIONS reported poor results of -$0.73 versus -$0.34 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.55 versus -$0.73).

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Digital Cinema Destinations Ratings Report

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At the close,

Value Line

(

VALU

) was up $0.41 (3.0%) to $14.00 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,699 shares of Value Line exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $13.45-$14.34 after having opened the day at $13.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.59.

Value Line, Inc. engages in the production of investment related periodical publications primarily in the United States. The company's investment periodicals and related publications cover various areas of investments, including stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities. Value Line has a market cap of $133.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Value Line a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Value Line as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on VALU go as follows:

  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 50.65% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock despite its gains in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the Media industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 16.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $1.75 million to $2.03 million.
  • VALU has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Despite the fact that VALU's debt-to-equity ratio is low, the quick ratio, which is currently 0.57, displays a potential problem in covering short-term cash needs.
  • VALUE LINE INC has improved earnings per share by 16.7% in the most recent quarter compared to 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, VALUE LINE INC reported lower earnings of $0.67 versus $0.70 in the prior year.
  • The gross profit margin for VALUE LINE INC is rather low; currently it is at 16.57%. Regardless of VALU's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, VALU's net profit margin of 21.84% compares favorably to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Value Line Ratings Report

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Radio One

(

ROIA

) was another company that pushed the Media industry higher today. Radio One was up $0.06 (1.5%) to $4.04 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,635 shares of Radio One exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.96-$4.04 after having opened the day at $3.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.98.

Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an urban-oriented multi-media company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Radio Broadcasting, Reach Media, Internet, and Cable Television. Radio One has a market cap of $9.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Radio One a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Radio One as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ROIA go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 39.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$18.11 million to -$25.18 million.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 15.39 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, RADIO ONE INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for RADIO ONE INC is rather high; currently it is at 68.20%. Regardless of ROIA's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, ROIA's net profit margin of -22.67% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • RADIO ONE INC's earnings per share declined by 39.5% in the most recent quarter compared to 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, RADIO ONE INC continued to lose money by earning -$1.30 versus -$1.33 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Radio One Ratings Report

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