Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Sirius XM Holdings fell $0.09 (-2.6%) to $3.43 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 118,480,149 shares of Sirius XM Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 64,704,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.35-$3.50 after having opened the day at $3.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.52. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Millennial Media ( MM), down 7.1%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 6.0%, Ku6 Media ( KUTV), down 5.8% and Central European Media ( CETV), down 5.4%.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Holdings has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sirius XM Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Holdings 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 has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Rentrak Corporation ( RENT), up 4.7%, Gray Television ( GTN), up 4.5%, Bona Film Group ( BONA), up 2.9% and Value Line ( VALU), up 2.6% , 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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