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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 84.48 points (-0.5%) at 18,204 as of Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,114 issues advancing vs. 1,916 declining with 150 unchanged.

The Media industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.5%. Top gainers within the Media industry included

Radio One

(

ROIA

), up 4.2%,

RLJ Entertainment

(

RLJE

), up 3.0%,

Inuvo

(

INUV

), up 5.6%,

CVSL

(

CVSL

), up 3.6% and

Radio One

(

ROIAK

), up 4.1%.

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

Inuvo

(

INUV

) is one of the companies that pushed the Media industry higher today. Inuvo was up $0.08 (5.6%) to $1.51 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 386,229 shares of Inuvo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 73,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.43-$1.58 after having opened the day at $1.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.43.

Inuvo, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an Internet marketing and technology company that delivers advertisements through various networks of Websites and applications reaching desktop and mobile devices in the United States. Inuvo has a market cap of $34.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Inuvo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Inuvo as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on INUV go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 18.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 32.6%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Internet Software & Services industry and the overall market, INUVO INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Looking ahead, our view is that this company's fundamentals will not have much impact in either direction, allowing the stock to generally move up or down based on the push and pull of the broad market.
  • INUVO 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 two years. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, INUVO INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.10 versus $0.01 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 20.0% in earnings ($0.08 versus $0.10).
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further. Regardless of the somewhat mixed results with the debt-to-equity ratio, the company's quick ratio of 0.85 is weak.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Inuvo Ratings Report

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At the close,

RLJ Entertainment

(

RLJE

) was up $0.05 (3.0%) to $1.65 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,183 shares of RLJ Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.65-$1.90 after having opened the day at $1.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.60.

RLJ Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company, acquires content rights in British episodic mystery and drama, urban programming, and full-length motion pictures. It operates through three segments: Intellectual Property Licensing, Wholesale, and Direct-to-Consumer. RLJ Entertainment has a market cap of $22.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 19.6% 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, feeble growth in its earnings per share and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RLJE go as follows:

  • Although RLJE's debt-to-equity ratio of 2.15 is very high, it is currently less than that of the industry average.
  • 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, 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 24.17%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -21.00% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC reported poor results of -$2.30 versus -$0.49 in the prior year.
  • RLJE's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 59.69%, which is also worse than the performance of the S&P 500 Index. 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.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

RLJ Entertainment Ratings Report

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Radio One

(

ROIA

) was another company that pushed the Media industry higher today. Radio One was up $0.11 (4.2%) to $2.71 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,800 shares of Radio One exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.60-$2.71 after having opened the day at $2.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.60.

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 $5.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 58.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ROIA go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 43.41 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.
  • ROIA's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 45.98%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last 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.
  • RADIO ONE INC has improved earnings per share by 20.0% 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 reported poor results of -$1.32 versus -$1.30 in the prior year.
  • ROIA, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 6.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 1.7%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Radio One Ratings Report

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