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

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DISH Network ( DISH) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0%. By the end of trading, DISH Network rose $0.60 (1.4%) to $44.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,827,693 shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,616,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $44.55-$45.53 after having opened the day at $44.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.36. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 12.4%, YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), up 3.3%, Bona Film Group ( BONA), up 2.9% and Dolan ( DM), up 2.3%.

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 $9.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, 2 analysts rate 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk.

On the negative front, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 9.0%, Harte-Hanks ( HHS), down 6.8%, MDC Partners ( MDCA), down 6.3% and Central European Media ( CETV), down 6.2% , were all laggards within the media industry with Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) 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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