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Liberty Global

(

LBTYA

) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Liberty Global rose $1.27 (1.6%) to $82.87 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,835,625 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,924,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $81.72-$83.52 after having opened the day at $81.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.60. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were:

NTN Buzztime

(

NTN

), up 6.4%,

Inuvo

(

INUV

), up 5.5%,

VisionChina Media

(

VISN

), up 3.8% and

Beasley Broadcast Group

(

BBGI

), up 3.6%.

Liberty Global plc, an international cable company, provides television, broadband Internet, and telephony services. Liberty Global has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 29.6% 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 Liberty Global as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk.

On the negative front,

Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation

(

TheStreet Recommends

LGF

), down 10.5%,

Rocket Fuel

(

FUEL

), down 6.2%,

Pandora Media

(

P

), down 4.3% and

YOU On Demand Holdings

(

YOD

), down 3.8% , were all laggards within the media industry with

Omnicom Group

(

OMC

) being today's media industry laggard.

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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