4 Stocks Pushing The Media Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 163 points (1.2%) at 13,275 as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 12:34 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,126 issues advancing vs. 762 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Time Warner ( TWX), up 0.4%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Grupo Televisa S.A is up $0.46 (2.0%) to $23.01 on average volume Thus far, 725,997 shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.51-$23.04 after having opened the day at $22.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.55.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Grupo Televisa S.A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Grupo Televisa S.A Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Gannett ( GCI) is up $0.55 (3.2%) to $17.59 on light volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Gannett exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.16-$17.62 after having opened the day at $17.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.04.

Gannett Co., Inc. operates as a media and marketing solutions company in the United States and internationally. Its Publishing segment publishes 82 U.S. Gannett has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Gannett a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gannett as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Gannett Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated ( MHP) is up $0.61 (1.2%) to $52.85 on average volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.40-$53.00 after having opened the day at $51.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.24.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, commodities and commercial, and education markets worldwide. McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is up $1.31 (1.4%) to $93.24 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.93-$93.65 after having opened the day at $92.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.93.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a cable operator in the United States. It offers video, high-speed data, and voice services over its broadband cable systems to residential and business service customers. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $30.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 44.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Time Warner Cable Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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