3 Stocks Pulling The Media Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 71 points (0.4%) at 16,428 as of Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,679 issues advancing vs. 1,241 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%.

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

3. Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Radio is down $0.03 (-0.8%) to $3.57 on light volume. Thus far, 13.4 million shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 51.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.55-$3.63 after having opened the day at $3.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.60.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $22.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.6% 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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2. As of noon trading, Directv ( DTV) is down $0.37 (-0.6%) to $67.10 on light volume. Thus far, 438,001 shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.89-$67.78 after having opened the day at $67.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.47.

DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. Directv has a market cap of $35.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 34.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Directv a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Directv 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, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Directv Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is down $0.18 (-0.5%) to $34.61 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.56-$34.89 after having opened the day at $34.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.79.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $51.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 34.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox 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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