4 Stocks Pushing The Media Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 45 points (0.3%) at 14,027 as of Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,918 issues advancing vs. 965 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV), up 1.0%.

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

4. Omnicom Group ( OMC) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Omnicom Group is down $0.54 (-0.9%) to $57.17 on average volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.16-$58.00 after having opened the day at $57.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.71.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Omnicom Group has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Omnicom Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omnicom Group 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, revenue growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Omnicom Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, DISH Network ( DISH) is down $0.76 (-2.0%) to $36.18 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.98-$36.75 after having opened the day at $36.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.93.

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 $7.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 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. Get the full DISH Network Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Liberty Global ( LBTYA) is down $0.61 (-0.9%) to $65.00 on light volume Thus far, 804,819 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.98-$65.87 after having opened the day at $65.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.61.

Liberty Global, Inc. provides video, broadband Internet, and telephony services primarily in Europe and Chile. Liberty Global has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Liberty Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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 compelling growth in net income. 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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1. As of noon trading, Virgin Media ( VMED) is down $0.25 (-0.6%) to $44.72 on average volume Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Virgin Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.71-$44.93 after having opened the day at $44.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.97.

Virgin Media Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment and communications services in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Virgin Media a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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