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Cablevision Systems

(

CVC

) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Cablevision Systems rose $0.51 (2.9%) to $17.90 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,757,489 shares of Cablevision Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,328,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.42-$17.99 after having opened the day at $17.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.39. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were:

Tiger Media

(

IDI

), up 6.1%,

Insignia Systems

(

ISIG

), up 6.0%,

Lee

(

LEE

), up 5.7% and

Tivo

(

TIVO

), up 5.6%.

Cablevision Systems Corporation provides telecommunications and media services. It operates in two segments, Telecommunications Services and Other. Cablevision Systems has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Cablevision Systems a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cablevision Systems as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the negative front,

ChinaNet Online Holdings

(

CNET

), down 9.2%,

Ku6 Media

(

KUTV

), down 8.6%,

Liberty Media Corporation

(

LMCB

), down 5.8% and

Point.360

(

PTSX

), down 5.4% , were all laggards within the media industry with

Grupo Televisa S.A.B

(

TV

) being today's media industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the media industry could consider

PowerShares Dynamic Media

(

PBS

) while those bearish on the media industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services

(

SCC

).

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