The

media

industry closed the day up 1.1%.

China Mass Media

(

CMM

),

Seven Arts Entertainment Inc

(

SAPX

),

AirMedia Group Inc

(

AMCN

), and

Monster Worldwide Inc

(

MWW

) were all winners today within the media industry with

Interpublic Group of Cos Inc

(

IPG

) being today's featured media winner. Interpublic Group of Cos Inc rose $1.01 (11.3%) to $9.92 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 24.5 million shares of Interpublic Group of Cos Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.8 million shares.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. Interpublic Group of Cos Inc has a market cap of $4 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the average media industry P/E ratio of 15.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 16% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates The Interpublic Group of Cos as a

buy

. 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

SearchMedia Holdings

(

IDI

),

Cablevision Systems

(

CVC

),

Charter Communications Inc

(

CHTR

), and

Gray Television Inc

(

GTN.A

) were all losers within the media industry with

DIRECTV

(

DTV

) being today's media industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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