CMCSK, LBTYK And TWC, Pushing Media Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 14,943 as of Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,432 issues advancing vs. 1,453 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Comcast ( CMCSK) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Comcast is down $0.33 (-0.8%) to $41.20 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.15-$41.75 after having opened the day at $41.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.53.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Liberty Global ( LBTYK) is down $0.93 (-1.2%) to $74.04 on light volume. Thus far, 227,424 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.04-$75.39 after having opened the day at $74.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.97.

Liberty Global plc, an international cable company, provides television, broadband Internet, and telephony services. Liberty Global has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Liberty Global as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Liberty Global Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is down $0.83 (-0.8%) to $109.08 on light volume. Thus far, 927,524 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.07-$110.56 after having opened the day at $109.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.91.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and business service customers over its broadband cable systems in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $31.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Time Warner Cable Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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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