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 closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation rose $0.35 (1.0%) to $34.76 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,579,277 shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,414,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $34.24-$35.13 after having opened the day at $34.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.41. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), up 24.0%, Noah Education Holdings ( NED), up 8.5%, LIN TV Corporation ( TVL), up 5.4% and Spanish Broadcasting System ( SBSA), up 5.3%.

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 109.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Dex Media ( DXM), down 5.3%, Gray Television ( GTN.A), down 5.2%, Daily Journal Corporation ( DJCO), down 4.7% and Cablevision Systems ( CVC), down 4.2% , were all laggards within the media industry with Comcast ( CMCSA) 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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