Time Warner Cable Inc

(

TWC

) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Time Warner Cable Inc fell 57 cents (-0.9%) to $59.20 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.8 million shares of Time Warner Cable Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $58.83-$59.91 after having opened the day at $59.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.77. Other company's within the Media industry that declined today were:

Seven Arts Entertainment Inc

(

SAPX

), down 35.8%,

KIT Digital Inc

(

KITD

), down 9.2%,

Radio One Inc

(

ROIA

), down 7.2%, and

Dex One

(

DEXO

), down 6%.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a cable operator in the United States. It offers video, high-speed data, and voice services over its broadband cable systems to residential and commercial customers. Time Warner Cable Inc has a market cap of $19.28 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,

Focus Media

(

FMCN

), up 14.7%,

Digital Domain Media Group

(

DDMG

), up 12.6%,

Spanish Broadcasting System Inc

(

SBSA

), up 10.2%, and

Noah Education Holdings

(

NED

), up 8.1%, were all gainers within the media industry with

News

(

NWSA

) 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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