Time Warner Inc (TWX): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Time Warner ( TWX) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Time Warner rose $1.08 (1.7%) to $65.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,387,253 shares of Time Warner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,269,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.04-$65.87 after having opened the day at $64.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.69. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia ( MSO), up 13.3%, YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), up 11.8%, Insignia Systems ( ISIG), up 9.0% and YuMe ( YUME), up 7.9%.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Networks, Film and TV Entertainment, and Publishing. The Networks segment consists of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Home Box Office, Inc. Time Warner has a market cap of $58.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Time Warner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner 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, reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 16.4%, WPP ( WPPGY), down 3.0%, CTC Media ( CTCM), down 3.0% and Dreamworks Animation SKG ( DWA), down 2.9%.

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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