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AMC Networks



) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, AMC Networks fell $0.77 (-1.1%) to $67.65 on average volume. Throughout the day, 662,321 shares of AMC Networks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 775,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $67.23-$69.10 after having opened the day at $68.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.42. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were:

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings



), down 6.6%,

Rocket Fuel



), down 5.5%,

Cinedigm Digital Cinema



), down 4.7% and




), down 4.0%.

AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates various cable television's brands delivering content to audiences, and a platform to distributors and advertisers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, National Networks, and International and Other. AMC Networks has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate AMC Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

AMC Networks

as a


. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,




), up 8.2%,

YOU On Demand Holdings



), up 5.8%,




), up 5.6% and

Tiger Media



), up 3.5% , were all gainers within the media industry with




) being today's featured media industry leader.

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PowerShares Dynamic Media



) while those bearish on the media industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services




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