Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC): Today's Featured Media Winner

The media industry closed the day down 5.9%. Regal Entertainment Group ( RGC), Inuvo Inc ( INUV), and Net Communications Services Inc ( NETC) were all winners today within the media industry with Time Warner Cable Inc ( TWC) being today's featured media winner. Time Warner Cable Inc rose 37 cents (0.6%) to $63.04 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.4 million shares of Time Warner Cable Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares.

Time Warner Cable Inc. provides video, data, and voice service over its broadband cable systems to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It offers a range of residential video services, including on-demand, high-definition (HD), and digital video recorder (DVR) services. Time Warner Cable Inc has a market cap of $21.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Media General Inc ( MEG), Dex One ( DEXO), Seven Arts Entertainment Inc ( SAPX), and Spanish Broadcasting System Inc ( SBSA) were all losers within the media industry with Charter Communications Inc ( CHTR) 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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