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) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Gannett fell $1.05 (-5.0%) to $19.98 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 7,651,467 shares of Gannett exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,716,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $19.85-$21.28 after having opened the day at $21.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.03. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were:

VisionChina Media



), down 7.4%,

ChinaNet Online Holdings



), down 6.3%,

Charm Communications



), down 4.7% and




), down 3.2%.

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Gannett Co., Inc. operates as a media and marketing solutions company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Publishing, Digital, and Broadcasting. The Publishing Segment operates 82 U.S. Gannett has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gannett as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,

Gray Television



), down 10.8%,

Gray Television



), down 9.0%,

McClatchy Company



), down 7.1% and




), down 7.0% , 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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