Charter Communications Inc (CHTR): Today's Featured Media Winner

Charter Communications ( CHTR) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Charter Communications rose $1.22 (2%) to $62.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 349,827 shares of Charter Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 313,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $60.93-$62.56 after having opened the day at $60.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.02. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Emmis Communications ( EMMS), up 24.8%, ReachLocal ( RLOC), up 17.7%, Inuvo ( INUV), up 8.2%, and Gray Television ( GTN), up 7.9%.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers in the United States. Charter Communications has a market cap of $6.08 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Charter Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charter Communications as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally weak debt management, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Digital Cinema Destinations ( DCIN), down 7.5%, AirMedia Group ( AMCN), down 7.2%, Radio One ( ROIAK), down 4.9%, and ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 4.7%, were all losers within the media industry with Interpublic Group of Cos ( IPG) being today's media industry loser.

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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