Directv Rises On Unusually High Volume (DTV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Directv (Nasdaq: DTV) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 8.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.66 (+2.8%) at $61.73 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Directv has a market cap of $34.67 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Directv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Directv Ratings Report.

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