Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0%. By the end of trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation fell $0.37 (-1.1%) to $32.88 on light volume. Throughout the day, 549,841 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 925,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $32.87-$33.27 after having opened the day at $33.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.25. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: 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%.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. It sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $27.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 14.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, 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% , were all gainers within the media industry with DISH Network ( DISH) 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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