Crown Media Stock Soars (CRWN)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Crown Media Holdings (Nasdaq: CRWN) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $1.50 as of 10:23 a.m. ET, 21% above Friday's closing price of $1.24. Volume is at 15,057, 0.1 times the daily average of 104,400.

Crown Media has a market cap of $517.9 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 52.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Crown Media Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Crown Media United States, LLC, owns and operates pay television channels in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company has a P/E ratio of 1.8, below the average media industry P/E ratio of 2.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Crown Media as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Crown Media Ratings Report.

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