Sirius XM Radio Inc

(

SIRI

) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Sirius XM Radio Inc fell 4 cents (-2.5%) to $1.72 on light volume. Throughout the day, 22 million shares of Sirius XM Radio Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 71.2 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.72-$1.79 after having opened the day at $1.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.76. Other company's within the Media industry that declined today were:

Seven Arts Entertainment Inc

(

SAPX

), down 12.5%,

RealD Inc

(

RLD

), down 9.2%,

VisionChina Media Inc

(

VISN

), down 7.6%, and

Inuvo Inc

(

INUV

), down 7.2%.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Radio Inc has a market cap of $6.56 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.8, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 35 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Radio as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Dex One

(

DEXO

), up 52.4%,

Entravision Communications Corporation

(

EVC

), up 5.6%,

Promotora de Informaciones SA/FI ADR

(

PRIS

), up 4.6%, and

Point.360

(

PTSX

), up 4.1%, were all gainers within the media industry with

CBS Corporation

(

CBS

) 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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