3 Stocks Dragging In The Media Industry

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.3%) at 15,417 as of Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,253 issues advancing vs. 1,644 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Time Warner Cable ( TWC), up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include DISH Network ( DISH), up 1.6%, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), up 1.1% and Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Shaw Communications ( SJR) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Shaw Communications is down $0.26 (-1.0%) to $24.62 on light volume. Thus far, 89,830 shares of Shaw Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 351,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.57-$24.97 after having opened the day at $24.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.88.

Shaw Communications Inc. provides broadband cable television, Internet, home phone, telecommunication, and satellite direct-to-home services in Canada and the United States. Shaw Communications has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Shaw Communications a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Shaw Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Shaw Communications Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV) is down $0.31 (-1.2%) to $25.07 on light volume. Thus far, 341,585 shares of Grupo Televisa S.A.B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.99-$25.41 after having opened the day at $25.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.38.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A.B has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Grupo Televisa S.A.B a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa S.A.B 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, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Grupo Televisa S.A.B Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSA) is down $0.28 (-0.6%) to $44.18 on light volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.09-$44.43 after having opened the day at $44.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.46.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $91.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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