Grupo Televisa S.A. (TV): Today's Featured Services Laggard

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Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A fell 60 cents (-2.2%) to $26.53 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.3 million shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $26.46-$27.24 after having opened the day at $27.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.13. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: Box Ships ( TEU), down 10.3%, General Employment ( JOB), down 10%, China Auto Logistics ( CALI), down 9.3%, and Daegis ( DAEG), down 8.8%.
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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 media industry. 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 two analysts that rate Grupo Televisa S.A a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and three 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.

On the positive front, World Energy Solutions ( XWES), up 19.2%, Engility Holdings ( EGL), up 19.1%, Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), up 8.8%, and Zumiez ( ZUMZ), up 8.7%, were all gainers within the services sector with Best Buy ( BBY) being today's featured services sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).

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