DISH Network Corp (DISH): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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DISH Network ( DISH) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1%. By the end of trading, DISH Network fell 53 cents (-1.5%) to $35.02 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4.2 million shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $34.72-$35.96 after having opened the day at $35.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.55. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Dial Global ( DIAL), down 21.4%, Dex One ( DEXO), down 8.6%, Inuvo ( INUV), down 7.2%, and Spanish Broadcasting System ( SBSA), down 6.9%.
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DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides direct broadcast satellite subscription television services in the United States. DISH Network has a market cap of $7.38 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DISH Network as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, AirMedia Group ( AMCN), up 16.4%, Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI), up 10.6%, Crown Media Holdings ( CRWN), up 9.3%, and Gray Television ( GTN.A), up 8.3%, were all gainers within the media industry with Walt Disney ( DIS) being today's featured media industry leader.

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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