3 Stocks Pushing The Media Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 13,006 as of Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,239 issues advancing vs. 1,655 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), up 2.4%, and Time Warner Cable ( TWC), up 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was Shaw Communications ( SJR), up 0.9%.

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

3. Liberty Global ( LBTYK) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Liberty Global is up $1.16 (2.2%) to $54.03 on heavy volume Thus far, 248,443 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 327,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.66-$54.03 after having opened the day at $52.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.87.

Liberty Global, Inc. provides video, broadband Internet, and telephony services primarily in Europe and Chile. Liberty Global has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 36.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Liberty Global as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Liberty Global Ratings Report now.

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