DISH Network Corp (DISH): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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DISH Network ( DISH) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, DISH Network fell $0.63 (-1.4%) to $45.13 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,706,798 shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,690,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $44.99-$45.92 after having opened the day at $45.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.76. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: 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%.

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 $10.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DISH Network as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front, 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% , were all gainers within the media industry with Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF) 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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