3 Stocks Advancing The Media Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 39 points (-0.2%) at 16,431 as of Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,618 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), up 0.6%.

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

3. Liberty Global ( LBTYA) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Liberty Global is up $0.84 (0.9%) to $89.44 on light volume. Thus far, 353,132 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.47-$89.44 after having opened the day at $88.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.60.

Liberty Global plc, an international cable company, provides television, broadband Internet, and telephony services. Liberty Global has a market cap of $19.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Liberty Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Liberty Global as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Liberty Global Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) is up $0.24 (6.6%) to $3.80 on heavy volume. Thus far, 291.0 million shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 51.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.77-$3.86 after having opened the day at $3.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.57.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 50.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, increase in stock price during the past year 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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1. As of noon trading, Pandora Media ( P) is up $2.68 (9.7%) to $30.27 on heavy volume. Thus far, 11.7 million shares of Pandora Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.00-$30.63 after having opened the day at $29.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.59.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access unlimited hours of free music and comedy, as well as offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. Pandora Media has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Pandora Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pandora Media as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Pandora Media 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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