3 Stocks Pushing The Media Industry Lower

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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.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation is down $0.23 (-0.6%) to $36.62 on light volume. Thus far, 125,699 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 865,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.61-$36.96 after having opened the day at $36.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.85.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. It sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $30.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Thomson Reuters Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV) is down $0.23 (-0.8%) to $28.59 on light volume. Thus far, 538,113 shares of Grupo Televisa S.A.B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.51-$29.25 after having opened the day at $29.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.82.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A.B has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Grupo Televisa S.A.B a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa S.A.B as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Grupo Televisa S.A.B Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) is down $0.04 (-1.0%) to $3.38 on heavy volume. Thus far, 59.1 million shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 47.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.32-$3.46 after having opened the day at $3.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.42.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $21.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 50.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sirius XM Radio a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Radio as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Sirius XM Radio Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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