Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation rose $0.61 (1.8%) to $34.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,024,460 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 761,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.68-$34.39 after having opened the day at $33.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.70. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: LIN Media ( LIN), up 22.5%, Dex Media ( DXM), up 18.3%, Inuvo ( INUV), up 14.6% and AirMedia Group ( AMCN), up 9.1%.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. It sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $27.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Bona Film Group ( BONA), down 10.3%, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF), down 7.8%, NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 6.9% and VisionChina Media ( VISN), down 6.9% , were all laggards within the media industry with Directv ( DTV) 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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