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

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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 0.1%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A rose 45 cents (1.9%) to $24.24 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 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 $23.62-$24.33 after having opened the day at $23.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.79. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Monster Worldwide ( MWW), up 10.4%, Millennial Media ( MM), up 6.6%, Emmis Communications ( EMMS), up 5.3%, and LIN TV Corporation ( TVL), up 5%.
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Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A has a market cap of $13.46 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 0.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Radio One ( ROIA), down 7.8%, Envoy Capital Group ( ECGI), down 5.2%, NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 5%, and Point.360 ( PTSX), down 4.3%, were all laggards within the media industry with Gannett ( GCI) being today's media industry laggard.

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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