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DISH Network

(

DISH

) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, DISH Network rose 25 cents (0.9%) to $27.55 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.4 million shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $27.02-$27.62 after having opened the day at $27.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.30. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were:

Emmis Communications

(

EMMS

), up 12.2%,

MDC Partners

(

MDCA

), up 4.9%,

Inuvo

(

INUV

), up 4.7%, and

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(

NYT

), up 3.4%.

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DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides direct broadcast satellite subscription television services in the United States. DISH Network has a market cap of $5.73 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DISH Network as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the negative front,

Charm Communications

(

CHRM

), down 6.7%,

Radio One

(

ROIA

), down 6.3%,

SearchMedia Holdings

(

IDI

), down 5.6%, and

Tudou Holdings

(

TUDO

), down 5.3%, were all losers within the media industry with

McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated

(

MHP

) 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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