4 Stocks Dragging In 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 0.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox is down $0.18 (-0.5%) to $34.48 on average volume. Thus far, 726,628 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.39-$34.74 after having opened the day at $34.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.66.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $28.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance 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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3. As of noon trading, Omnicom Group ( OMC) is down $1.21 (-1.6%) to $72.57 on light volume. Thus far, 439,744 shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.36-$72.90 after having opened the day at $72.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.78.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia pacific. Omnicom Group has a market cap of $19.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Omnicom Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omnicom Group 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 good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Omnicom Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Time Warner ( TWX) is down $0.80 (-1.2%) to $67.87 on light volume. Thus far, 751,673 shares of Time Warner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.80-$68.98 after having opened the day at $68.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.67.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Networks, Film and TV Entertainment, and Publishing. The Networks segment consists of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Home Box Office, Inc. Time Warner has a market cap of $62.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Time Warner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Time Warner Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is down $0.15 (-0.2%) to $75.96 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.94-$76.84 after having opened the day at $76.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.11.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. Walt Disney has a market cap of $134.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Walt Disney 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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