Editor's Note: 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. News Corporation ( NWSA) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, News Corporation fell 41 cents (-1.8%) to $23.12 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 23.5 million shares of News Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $22.99-$23.64 after having opened the day at $23.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.54. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: LodgeNet Interactive Corporation ( LNET), down 22.3%, Lee ( LEE), down 20.5%, Gray Television ( GTN.A), down 11.2%, and Liberty Global ( LBTYB), down 9%.
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