3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Media Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 16,218 as of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,600 issues advancing vs. 1,298 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Comcast Corp Class A ( CMCSK) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Comcast Corp Class A is down $0.58 (-1.2%) to $48.83 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Comcast Corp Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.54-$49.51 after having opened the day at $49.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.41.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast Corp Class A has a market cap of $22.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Comcast Corp Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast Corp Class A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Comcast Corp Class A Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Charter Communications ( CHTR) is down $2.22 (-1.8%) to $121.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Charter Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $120.50-$123.96 after having opened the day at $123.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $123.58.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers in the United States. Charter Communications has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Charter Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charter Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Charter Communications Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is down $1.07 (-0.8%) to $138.09 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $136.79-$139.42 after having opened the day at $138.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $139.16.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and business service customers over its broadband cable systems in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $39.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Time Warner Cable Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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