Grupo Televisa S.A

(

TV

) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A fell 27 cents (-1.4%) to $18.70 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.1 million shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $18.60-$19.20 after having opened the day at $18.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.97. Other company's within the Media industry that declined today were:

Saga Communications Inc

(

SGA

), down 11.3%,

SearchMedia Holdings

(

IDI

), down 9.8%,

Seven Arts Entertainment Inc

(

SAPX

), down 9.5%, and

China Mass Media

(

CMM

), down 8.5%.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media company in Mexico and internationally. It operates in seven segments: Television Broadcasting, Pay Television Networks, Programming Exports, Publishing, Sky, Cable and Telecom, and Other Businesses. Grupo Televisa S.A has a market cap of $11.06 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 20.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 26.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front,

Dex One

(

DEXO

), up 7.2%,

NTN Buzztime Inc

(

NTN

), up 5.7%,

Radio One Inc

(

ROIA

), up 4.5%, and

Imax Corporation

(

IMAX

), up 3.3%, were all gainers within the media industry with

DIRECTV

(

DTV

) being today's featured media industry winner.

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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