Charter Communications Inc Class A (CHTR): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Charter Communications Inc Class A ( CHTR) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Charter Communications Inc Class A rose $1.68 (1.3%) to $126.70 on light volume. Throughout the day, 547,667 shares of Charter Communications Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,074,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $125.01-$127.11 after having opened the day at $125.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.02. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI), up 10.9%, VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 10.6%, Central European Media ( CETV), up 6.3% and YuMe ( YUME), up 6.0%.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers in the United States. Charter Communications Inc Class A has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 63.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Charter Communications Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charter Communications Inc Class A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Insignia Systems ( ISIG), down 6.2%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 4.4%, Point.360 ( PTSX), down 3.1% and Digital Cinema Destinations Corp Class A ( DCIN), down 2.4% , were all laggards within the media industry with DISH Network ( DISH) 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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