Comcast Corp (CMCSK): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Comcast ( CMCSK) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Comcast rose $0.90 (2.2%) to $42.41 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,623,671 shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,865,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $41.39-$42.46 after having opened the day at $41.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.51. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: YuMe ( YUME), up 9.8%, Millennial Media ( MM), up 6.7%, Rentrak Corporation ( RENT), up 6.4% and Dex Media ( DXM), up 5.5%.

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 $19.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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.

On the negative front, Point.360 ( PTSX), down 14.5%, Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI), down 5.6%, Entravision Communications Corporation ( EVC), down 5.0% and Scholastic Corporation ( SCHL), down 4.2% , were all laggards within the media industry with Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF) 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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