Comcast

(

CMCSK

) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Comcast rose 17 cents (0.6%) to $28.60 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.7 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $28.34-$28.81 after having opened the day at $28.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.43. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were:

Millennial Media

(

MM

), up 9.4%,

Insignia Systems

(

ISIG

), up 7.9%,

ChinaNet Online Holdings

(

CNET

), up 7.7%, and

Dex One

(

DEXO

), up 7.3%.

Comcast Corporation provides entertainment, information, and communications products and services in the United States and internationally. The company's Cable Communications segment provides video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers. Comcast has a market cap of $16.17 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

Charm Communications

(

CHRM

), down 9.1%,

Digital Domain Media Group

(

DDMG

), down 6.6%,

Radio One

(

ROIA

), down 6.5%, and

Dial Global

(

DIAL

), down 4.8%, were all losers within the media industry with

CBS Corporation

(

CBS

) being today's media industry loser.

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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