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 up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A rose 20 cents (0.9%) to $23.31 on light volume. Throughout the day, one million shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $23.01-$23.44 after having opened the day at $23.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.11. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Point.360 ( PTSX), up 21%, Tudou Holdings ( TUDO), up 9.8%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCB), up 8.5%, and Dex One ( DEXO), up 7.1%.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A has a market cap of $13 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 0.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Grupo Televisa S.A a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and none 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 expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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