5 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 10 points (0.1%) at 14,085 as of Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,607 issues advancing vs. 1,243 declining with 160 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Liberty Global ( LBTYA), up 1.4%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Cablevision Systems ( CVC) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Cablevision Systems is down $1.58 (-10.2%) to $13.89 on heavy volume Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Cablevision Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.68-$15.11 after having opened the day at $14.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.47.

Cablevision Systems Corporation operates as a telecommunications and media company. Cablevision Systems has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Cablevision Systems a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cablevision Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Cablevision Systems Ratings Report now.

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