1. As of noon trading, Directv ( DTV) is down $0.27 (-0.4%) to $64.77 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.59-$65.44 after having opened the day at $65.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.04.

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. Directv has a market cap of $36.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 29.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Directv a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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. Get the full Directv Ratings Report now.

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