All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 212.33 points (-1.2%) at 17,403 as of Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,158 issues advancing vs. 1,944 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Media industry as a whole closed the day down 2.0% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.0%. Top gainers within the Media industry included

Beasley Broadcast Group

(

BBGI

), up 3.5%,

RLJ Entertainment

(

RLJE

), up 9.5%,

Value Line

(

VALU

), up 2.0%,

Dex Media

(

DXM

), up 4.3% and

Crown Media Holdings

(

CRWN

), up 5.3%.

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

Value Line

(

VALU

) is one of the companies that pushed the Media industry higher today. Value Line was up $0.29 (2.0%) to $14.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 370 shares of Value Line exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.25-$14.50 after having opened the day at $14.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.21.

Value Line, Inc. produces and sells investment related periodical publications primarily in the United States. Value Line has a market cap of $131.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 12.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on VALU go as follows:

  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, VALUE LINE INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of the industry average and is above that of the S&P 500.
  • 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 0.65, displays a potential problem in covering short-term cash needs.
  • VALUE LINE INC's earnings per share declined by 35.3% 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 increased its bottom line by earning $0.74 versus $0.69 in the prior year.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.02 million or 101.64% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • 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 34.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.68 million to $1.10 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Value Line Ratings Report

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At the close,

RLJ Entertainment

(

RLJE

) was up $0.04 (9.5%) to $0.46 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,500 shares of RLJ Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 78,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.38-$0.46 after having opened the day at $0.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.42.

RLJ Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company, acquires content rights in British episodic mystery and drama, urban programming, and full-length motion pictures in the United States, United Kingdom, and internationally. RLJ Entertainment has a market cap of $5.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 78.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate RLJ Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates RLJ Entertainment as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RLJE go as follows:

  • Although RLJE's debt-to-equity ratio of 3.15 is very high, it is currently less than that of the industry average.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC is rather low; currently it is at 22.59%. Regardless of RLJE's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, RLJE's net profit margin of -40.70% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • Looking at the price performance of RLJE's shares over the past 12 months, there is not much good news to report: the stock is down 87.50%, and it has underformed the S&P 500 Index. In addition, the company's earnings per share are lower today than the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Media industry average. The net income has decreased by 5.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from -$10.07 million to -$10.63 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

RLJ Entertainment Ratings Report

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Beasley Broadcast Group

(

BBGI

) was another company that pushed the Media industry higher today. Beasley Broadcast Group was up $0.15 (3.5%) to $4.37 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4,581 shares of Beasley Broadcast Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.30-$4.39 after having opened the day at $4.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.22.

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a radio broadcasting company, operates radio stations in the United States. As of March 11, 2015, the company owned and operated 53 stations, including 33 FM stations and 20 AM stations located in 12 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. Beasley Broadcast Group has a market cap of $27.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Beasley Broadcast Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Beasley Broadcast Group as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BBGI go as follows:

  • BBGI's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 5.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 91.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.69, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels.
  • BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. During the past fiscal year, BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.04 versus $0.02 in the prior year.
  • The gross profit margin for BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 30.65%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 9.36% trails that of the industry average.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry average. The net income has decreased by 16.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $3.02 million to $2.53 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Beasley Broadcast Group Ratings Report

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