3 Stocks Pushing The Media Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.2%) at 12,795 as of Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,283 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated ( MHP) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated is up $0.24 (0.5%) to $51.01 on light volume Thus far, 605,751 shares of McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.59-$51.08 after having opened the day at $50.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.77.

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 $14.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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