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

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Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Grupo Televisa S.A.B rose $1.00 (3.3%) to $31.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,661,479 shares of Grupo Televisa S.A.B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,403,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $30.48-$31.81 after having opened the day at $30.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.63. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: YuMe ( YUME), up 10.3%, Central European Media ( CETV), up 7.0%, VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 6.8% and Courier Corporation ( CRRC), up 6.5%.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A.B has a market cap of $17.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Grupo Televisa S.A.B a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins 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 negative front, YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), down 8.7%, Dex Media ( DXM), down 3.4%, Entravision Communications Corporation ( EVC), down 3.0% and AMC Entertainment Holdings ( AMC), down 2.6% , were all laggards within the media industry with Comcast ( CMCSA) being today's media industry laggard.

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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