Tivo Inc. (TIVO): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Tivo ( TIVO) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Tivo rose $0.26 (2.1%) to $12.44 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,082,754 shares of Tivo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,603,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $12.07-$12.50 after having opened the day at $12.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.18. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 9.1%, Noah Education Holdings ( NED), up 8.5%, Envoy Capital Group ( ECGI), up 6.5% and RetailMeNot ( SALE), up 5.3%.

TiVo Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides software and service technology that enables the distribution of video content on digital video recorders (DVRs), non-DVR set-top boxes (STB), computers, smartphones, and tablets in the United States and internationally. Tivo has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Tivo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tivo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Rocket Fuel ( FUEL), down 3.8%, RealD ( RLD), down 3.7%, Educational Development Corporation ( EDUC), down 3.6% and Directv ( DTV), down 2.6% , 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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