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

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Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.4%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A.B fell $0.52 (-1.8%) to $28.66 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,743,470 shares of Grupo Televisa S.A.B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,932,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $28.57-$29.72 after having opened the day at $29.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.18. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Discovery Communications ( DISCB), down 3.5%, Charm Communications ( CHRM), down 3.2%, Cinemark Holdings ( CNK), down 2.8% and CTC Media ( CTCM), down 2.4%.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A.B has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), up 25.0%, Cumulus Media ( CMLS), up 8.8%, Radio One ( ROIA), up 6.6% and Dex Media ( DXM), up 6.1% , were all gainers within the media industry with Pandora Media ( P) 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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