Grupo Televisa S.A. (TV): Today's Featured Services Loser

Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services loser. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A fell 25 cents (-1.2%) to $21.07 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.1 million shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $21.02-$21.63 after having opened the day at $21.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.32. Other company's within the Services sector that declined today were: Westinghouse Solar ( WEST), down 54.5%, Cenveo ( CVO), down 21.9%, DS Torm ( TRMD), down 21.5%, and Digital Generation ( DGIT), down 19.1%.

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 $12.13 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 0.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, StarTek ( SRT), up 46.7%, Zale Corporation ( ZLC), up 13.3%, TOP Ships ( TOPS), up 11%, and Fortune Industries ( FFI), up 10.4%, were all gainers within the services sector with CVS Caremark ( CVS) being today's featured services sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).