Grupo Televisa SA (TV): Today's Featured Services Loser

The services sector closed the day down 1.6%. Private Media Group Inc ( PRVT), Covenant Transportation Group Inc ( CVTI), Essex Rental ( ESSX), and B&H Ocean Carriers ( BHO) were all decliners today within the services sector with Grupo Televisa ( TV) being today's featured services loser. Grupo Televisa fell 94 cents (-4.7%) to $19.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.1 million shares of Grupo Televisa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media company in Mexico and internationally. It operates in seven segments: Television Broadcasting, Pay Television Networks, Programming Exports, Publishing, Sky, Cable and Telecom, and Other Businesses. Grupo Televisa has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 20.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally poor debt management.

On the positive front, Seven Arts Entertainment Inc ( SAPX), Dex One ( DEXO), Princeton Review Inc ( REVU), and PokerTek Inc ( PTEK) were all gainers within the services sector with Wal-Mart Stores Inc ( WMT) being today's featured services sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).

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