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

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 0.9%. By the end of trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation rose $0.61 (1.9%) to $33.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 968,392 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,078,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.69-$33.28 after having opened the day at $32.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.64. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Dolan ( DM), up 24.9%, Lee ( LEE), up 12.4%, Emmis Communications ( EMMS), up 11.3% and LIN TV Corporation ( TVL), up 6.7%.

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 $27.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 8.9%, Point.360 ( PTSX), down 5.0%, Spanish Broadcasting System ( SBSA), down 4.6% and AirMedia Group ( AMCN), down 4.3% , were all laggards within the media industry with Directv ( DTV) 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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