Grupo Televisa S.A. (TV): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A rose $0.76 (2.9%) to $26.57 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,655,234 shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,665,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $26.03-$26.77 after having opened the day at $26.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.81. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCAD), up 10.5%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCA), up 10.5%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCB), up 9.2% and Radio One ( ROIAK), up 5.7%.
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Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A has a market cap of $14.5 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 down 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Grupo Televisa S.A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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 robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Salem Communications Corporation Class A ( SALM), down 11.5%, ReachLocal ( RLOC), down 8.7%, Gray Television ( GTN.A), down 6.5% and Saga Communications ( SGA), down 5.9% , were all laggards within the media industry with News Corporation ( NWSA) being today's media industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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