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Time Warner Cable

(

TWC

) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Time Warner Cable rose $5.19 (4.0%) to $136.56 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,705,358 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,995,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $131.00-$139.17 after having opened the day at $131.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $131.37. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were:

RealD

(

RLD

), up 7.0%,

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

(

MSO

), up 6.3%,

AirMedia Group

(

AMCN

), up 6.1% and

Central European Media

(

CETV

), up 6.0%.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and business service customers over its broadband cable systems in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $37.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 36.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Time Warner Cable

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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On the negative front,

YOU On Demand Holdings

(

YOD

), down 4.2%,

Monster Worldwide

(

MWW

), down 2.6%,

RetailMeNot

(

SALE

), down 2.3% and

Ku6 Media

(

KUTV

), down 1.8%.

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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