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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 down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Liberty Global fell $1.85 (-2.2%) to $81.42 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 9,360,734 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,545,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $79.97-$82.36 after having opened the day at $80.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.27. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were:
), down 16.2%,
), down 10.1%,
), down 9.9% and
), down 9.7%.
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Liberty Global plc, an international cable company, provides television, broadband Internet, and telephony services. Liberty Global has a market cap of $19.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Liberty Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk.
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On the positive front,
), up 9.7%,
), up 8.0%,
), up 4.7% and
), up 4.0% , were all gainers within the media industry with
) being today's featured media industry leader.
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