Grupo Televisa S.A. (TV): Today's Featured Media Winner

Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A rose 23 cents (1.2%) to $19.61 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.21-$19.73 after having opened the day at $19.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.38. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Seven Arts Entertainment ( SAPX), up 28.6%, KIT Digital ( KITD), up 18.7%, Dex One ( DEXO), up 7.1%, and Tudou Holdings ( TUDO), up 5.3%.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 0.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Grupo Televisa S.A a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and one rates 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 increase in net income, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Peoples Educational Holdings ( PEDH), down 30%, Constant Contact ( CTCT), down 14.9%, NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 10.4%, and Entravision Communications Corporation ( EVC), down 6.7%, were all losers within the media industry with Comcast ( CMCSA) 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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