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Time Warner

(

TWX

) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Time Warner rose $1.33 (2.0%) to $66.20 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,836,462 shares of Time Warner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,073,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.49-$66.34 after having opened the day at $64.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.87. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were:

Ku6 Media

(

KUTV

), up 15.4%,

Tiger Media

(

IDI

), up 3.9%,

Bona Film Group

(

BONA

), up 3.8% and

LIN TV Corporation

(

TVL

), up 3.8%.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Networks, Film and TV Entertainment, and Publishing. The Networks segment consists of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Home Box Office, Inc. Time Warner has a market cap of $58.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 32.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Time Warner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Time Warner

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front,

Charm Communications

(

CHRM

), down 14.7%,

Rocket Fuel

(

FUEL

), down 5.7%,

Dex Media

(

DXM

), down 5.4% and

VisionChina Media

(

VISN

), down 4.4%.

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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