Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Twenty-First Century Fox fell $0.36 (-1.1%) to $32.83 on light volume. Throughout the day, 9,019,706 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,733,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $32.77-$33.32 after having opened the day at $33.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.19. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Dreamworks Animation SKG ( DWA), down 12.2%, Central European Media ( CETV), down 5.2%, YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), down 5.1% and Radio One ( ROIA), down 3.6%.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $48.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 106.6%, Marchex ( MCHX), up 6.5%, Millennial Media ( MM), up 5.1% and McClatchy Company ( MNI), up 4.7%.

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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