5 Media Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,467 as of Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,986 issues advancing vs. 913 declining with 127 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), up 4.2%, and News Corporation ( NWSA), up 2.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation is up $0.20 (0.6%) to $34.40 on light volume. Thus far, 297,998 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.28-$34.54 after having opened the day at $34.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.20.

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 $28.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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. Get the full Thomson Reuters Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Cablevision Systems ( CVC) is up $0.28 (1.5%) to $18.86 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Cablevision Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.65-$18.96 after having opened the day at $18.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.58.

Cablevision Systems Corporation provides telecommunications and media services. It operates in two segments, Telecommunications Services and Other. Cablevision Systems has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cablevision Systems a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cablevision Systems as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Cablevision Systems Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Liberty Global ( LBTYK) is up $1.42 (1.9%) to $76.44 on average volume. Thus far, 895,828 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.11-$76.63 after having opened the day at $75.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.01.

Liberty Global plc, an international cable company, provides television, broadband Internet, and telephony services. Liberty Global has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 27.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Liberty Global as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. 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 Liberty Global Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Omnicom Group ( OMC) is up $0.44 (0.7%) to $66.86 on average volume. Thus far, 823,543 shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.49-$67.16 after having opened the day at $66.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.42.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia pacific. Omnicom Group has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 32.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Omnicom Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omnicom Group 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, 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 low profit margins. Get the full Omnicom Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, DISH Network ( DISH) is up $0.61 (1.4%) to $45.25 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.67-$45.43 after having opened the day at $45.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.64.

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, offers direct broadcast satellite subscription television services in the United States. DISH Network has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DISH Network as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full DISH Network Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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