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Cablevision Systems



) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Cablevision Systems rose $0.21 (1.3%) to $16.62 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,103,838 shares of Cablevision Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,549,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $16.45-$16.82 after having opened the day at $16.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.41. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were:




), up 13.1%,

Promotora de Informaciones SA/FI



), up 11.0%,

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia



), up 9.9% and

Live Nation Entertainment



), up 8.4%.

Cablevision Systems Corporation provides telecommunications and media services. It operates in two segments, Telecommunications Services and Other. Cablevision Systems has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cablevision Systems a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cablevision Systems as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the negative front,

AirMedia Group


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), down 11.4%,

ChinaNet Online Holdings



), down 10.0%,




), down 6.0% and

Emmis Communications



), down 5.9% , were all laggards within the media industry with

CBS Corporation



) being today's media industry laggard.

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) while those bearish on the media industry could consider

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