News Corporation (NWSA): Today's Featured Media Laggard

News Corporation ( NWSA) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, News Corporation fell $0.32 (-2.0%) to $15.39 on average volume. Throughout the day, 16,300,950 shares of News Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14,915,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $15.14-$15.57 after having opened the day at $15.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.71. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Entravision Communications Corporation ( EVC), down 8.9%, Pandora Media ( P), down 8.6%, Dolan ( DM), down 5.9% and Tiger Media ( IDI), down 5.3%.

News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. News Corporation has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate News Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates News Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Mandalay Digital Group ( MNDL), up 7.2%, Mandalay Digital Group ( MNDLD), up 7.2%, Digital Domain Media Group ( DDMG), up 7.1% and Digital Domain Media Group ( DDMGQ), up 7.1% , were all gainers within the media industry with Discovery Communications ( DISCA) being today's featured media industry leader.

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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