The Walt Disney Co (DIS): Today's Featured Media Winner

The media industry closed the day up 0.1%. New York Times Company ( NYT), Cumulus Media Inc ( CMLS), Net Communications Services Inc ( NETC), and Radio One Inc ( ROIA) were all winners today within the media industry with Walt Disney ( DIS) being today's featured media winner. Walt Disney rose 23 cents (0.7%) to $33.84 on light volume. Throughout the day, 7.2 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16 million shares.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Walt Disney has a market cap of $63 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, 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 Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates The Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, ChinaNet Online Holdings Inc ( CNET), Dex One ( DEXO), China Mass Media ( CMM), and Promotora de Informaciones SA/FI ADR ( PRIS) were all losers within the media industry with DIRECTV ( DTV) 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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