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Pandora Media



) 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, Pandora Media fell $0.45 (-1.5%) to $29.23 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 24,034,179 shares of Pandora Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,235,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $28.54-$31.48 after having opened the day at $30.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.68. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were:




), down 4.6%,

VisionChina Media



), down 4.3%,

ChinaNet Online Holdings



), down 4.0% and

Bona Film Group



), down 3.4%.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access unlimited hours of free music and comedy, as well as offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. Pandora Media has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 223.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Pandora Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Pandora Media

as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front,

NTN Buzztime

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), up 10.4%,

Time Warner Cable



), up 10.0%,

Dex Media



), up 6.2% and




), up 6.0% , were all gainers within the media industry with

Charter Communications Inc Class A



) 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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