Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) 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, Thomson Reuters Corporation rose $0.38 (1.1%) to $33.78 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,138,882 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,104,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.36-$33.89 after having opened the day at $33.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.40. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Dolan ( DM), up 15.4%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCAD), up 13.9%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCA), up 13.9% and Envoy Capital Group ( ECGI), up 9.0%.
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Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. It sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $28.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Pandora Media ( P), down 10.6%, Point.360 ( PTSX), down 9.1%, Charm Communications ( CHRM), down 8.8% and YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), down 7.0% , were all laggards within the media industry with Gannett ( GCI) 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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