Constant Contact Inc. (CTCT): Today's Featured Media Winner

The media industry closed the day down 2.4%. Media General Inc ( MEG), New Frontier Media Inc ( NOOF), Noah Education Holdings ( NED), and LodgeNet Interactive Corporation ( LNET) were all winners today within the media industry with Constant Contact Inc ( CTCT) being today's featured media winner. Constant Contact Inc rose 56 cents (2.8%) to $20.27 on average volume. Throughout the day, 669,527 shares of Constant Contact Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 625,100 shares.

Constant Contact, Inc. provides on-demand email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online survey solutions primarily in the United States. Constant Contact Inc has a market cap of $557.6 million and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 134.2, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 36.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Constant Contact as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the negative front, NTN Buzztime Inc ( NTN), Journal Communications Inc ( JRN), Private Media Group Inc ( PRVT), and Central European Media ( CETV) 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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