Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 15,897 as of Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,497 issues advancing vs. 1,411 declining with 169 unchanged. The Media industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Omnicom Group ( OMC), up 1.0%, and Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), up 0.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Valassis Communications ( VCI) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Valassis Communications is up $6.03 (21.3%) to $34.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 10.8 million shares of Valassis Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 408,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.27-$34.38 after having opened the day at $34.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.30. Valassis Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides media solutions primarily in the United States and Europe. Valassis Communications has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Valassis Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Valassis Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and deteriorating net income. Get the full Valassis Communications Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.