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 13 points (0.1%) at 14,463 as of Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,568 issues advancing vs. 1,298 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

4. Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Grupo Televisa S.A is down $0.58 (-2.1%) to $26.55 on average volume Thus far, 919,417 shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.48-$27.24 after having opened the day at $27.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.13.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A has a market cap of $30.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Grupo Televisa S.A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa S.A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Grupo Televisa S.A Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, News Corporation ( NWS) is down $0.25 (-0.8%) to $30.57 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.8 million shares of News Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.46-$30.88 after having opened the day at $30.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.82.

News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. News Corporation has a market cap of $24.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate News Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates News Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full News Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) is down $0.02 (-0.6%) to $3.17 on light volume Thus far, 14.1 million shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 58.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.16-$3.20 after having opened the day at $3.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.19.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sirius XM Radio a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Radio as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Sirius XM Radio Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSA) is down $0.23 (-0.6%) to $40.49 on light volume Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.33-$40.82 after having opened the day at $40.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.72.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $87.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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