The

media

industry closed the day up 2.3%.

Valassis Communications Inc

(

VCI

),

Dex One

(

DEXO

),

Radio One Inc

(

ROIAK

), and

Noah Education Holdings

(

NED

) were all decliners today within the media industry with

Sirius XM Radio Inc

(

SIRI

) being today's featured media loser. Sirius XM Radio Inc fell one cent (-0.6%) to $1.79 on light volume. Throughout the day, 33.4 million shares of Sirius XM Radio Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 88.2 million shares.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Radio Inc has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 46, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Radio as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and premium valuation.

On the positive front,

Media General Inc

(

MEG

),

Entravision Communications Corporation

(

EVC

),

Peoples Educational Holdings Inc

(

PEDH

), and

Meredith Corporation

(

MDP

) were all gainers within the media industry with

Walt Disney

(

DIS

) 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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