Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.4%. By the end of trading, Twenty-First Century Fox rose $0.40 (1.2%) to $33.14 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,669,367 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,870,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.76-$33.44 after having opened the day at $33.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.74. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 15.1%, Gray Television ( GTN.A), up 12.8%, Gray Television ( GTN), up 10.1% and Insignia Systems ( ISIG), up 9.3%.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $48.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Point.360 ( PTSX), down 4.8%, Pandora Media ( P), down 2.9%, McClatchy Company ( MNI), down 2.2% and NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 1.9% , were all laggards within the media industry with Cablevision Systems ( CVC) 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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