Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation rose $0.38 (1.1%) to $33.65 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,009,531 shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,448,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.83-$33.84 after having opened the day at $33.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.27. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Liberty Media Corporation Class A ( LMCA), up 31.0%, Tiger Media ( IDI), up 12.7%, VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 3.3% and Pandora Media ( P), up 3.2%.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an entertainment company, engages in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales activities. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 106.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet.

On the negative front, Millennial Media ( MM), down 8.1%, Gray Television ( GTN.A), down 5.9%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 5.6% and NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 5.0% , were all laggards within the media industry with DISH Network ( DISH) being today's media industry laggard.

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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