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McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated



) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated rose 67 cents (1.4%) to $49.52 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.3 million shares of McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $48.67-$49.76 after having opened the day at $48.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.85. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were:

SearchMedia Holdings



), up 12.8%,

Liberty Media



), up 4.6%,

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The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, education, commercial, and commodities markets worldwide. McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated has a market cap of $13.75 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 15.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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