Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation fell $0.54 (-1.4%) to $37.37 on average volume. Throughout the day, 665,869 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 778,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $37.34-$37.93 after having opened the day at $37.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.91. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), down 9.1%, Hemisphere Media Group ( HMTV), down 5.8%, Inuvo ( INUV), down 5.2% and Cumulus Media ( CMLS), down 3.9%.

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 $30.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates 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.

On the positive front, VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 16.4%, Cinedigm ( CIDM), up 7.7%, Point.360 ( PTSX), up 6.1% and Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF), up 5.7% , were all gainers within the media industry with Walt Disney ( DIS) being today's featured media industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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