Virgin Media Inc (VMED): Media's Spotlighted Daily Leader

Editor's Note: 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.

Virgin Media ( VMED) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Virgin Media rose 92 cents (1.9%) to $48.11 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5.4 million shares of Virgin Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.9 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.38-$48.19 after having opened the day at $47.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.19. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Tiger Media ( IDI), up 11.2%, ReachLocal ( RLOC), up 6.1%, Daily Journal Corporation ( DJCO), up 5.3%, and Ku6 Media ( KUTV), up 5.1%.
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Virgin Media Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment and communications services in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media has a market cap of $12.82 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 28.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Virgin Media a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and four 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.

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