Grupo Televisa S.A.B. (TV): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A.B rose $0.37 (1.3%) to $29.06 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,374,799 shares of Grupo Televisa S.A.B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,710,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $28.22-$29.45 after having opened the day at $28.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.69. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Promotora de Informaciones SA/FI ( PRIS), up 6.1%, Educational Development Corporation ( EDUC), up 4.8%, Radio One ( ROIA), up 4.6% and Radio One ( ROIAK), up 4.2%.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A.B has a market cap of $16.2 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 down 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate 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 and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Constant Contact ( CTCT), down 13.0%, Rocket Fuel ( FUEL), down 9.1%, NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 8.0% and Spanish Broadcasting System ( SBSA), down 7.1% , were all laggards within the media industry with Omnicom Group ( OMC) being today's media industry laggard.

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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