Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Twenty-First Century Fox fell $0.49 (-1.6%) to $29.99 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,146,956 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,874,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.87-$30.45 after having opened the day at $30.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.48. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: CTC Media ( CTCM), down 9.1%, Envoy Capital Group ( ECGI), down 6.9%, Central European Media ( CETV), down 4.8% and VisionChina Media ( VISN), down 4.6%.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $24.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox 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, Noah Education Holdings ( NED), up 5.8%, Educational Development Corporation ( EDUC), up 4.5%, MDC Partners ( MDCA), up 4.0% and YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), up 3.7% , were all gainers within the media industry with Interpublic Group of Cos ( IPG) 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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