Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation fell $0.61 (-1.8%) to $32.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,633,418 shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,068,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.82-$33.04 after having opened the day at $33.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.11. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: LIN Media ( LIN), down 6.0%, Media General ( MEG), down 4.8%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 4.7% and Nexstar Broadcasting Group ( NXST), down 4.7%.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an entertainment company, engages in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales activities. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, 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.

On the positive front, YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), up 69.8%, AirMedia Group ( AMCN), up 8.7%, Rocket Fuel ( FUEL), up 8.2% and RetailMeNot ( SALE), up 7.2%.

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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