Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A fell 35 cents (-1.7%) to $20.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.1 million shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $19.99-$20.55 after having opened the day at $20.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.42. Other company's within the Media industry that declined today were: SearchMedia Holdings ( IDI), down 14%, Promotora de Informaciones SA/FI ADR ( PRIS), down 8.8%, Cablevision Systems ( CVC), down 8.5%, and Salem Communications Corporation ( SALM), down 6.7%.

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 S.A has a market cap of $11.48 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, below the average media industry P/E ratio of 21.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 21.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Grupo Televisa S.A a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa S.A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front, Imax Corporation ( IMAX), up 6.3%, Digital Domain Media Group ( DDMG), up 4.9%, Scholastic Corporation ( SCHL), up 4.6%, and Media General ( MEG), up 3.8%, were all gainers within the media industry with Time Warner ( TWX) being today's featured media industry winner.

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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