Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Sirius XM Holdings rose $0.04 (1.4%) to $3.20 on average volume. Throughout the day, 66,249,896 shares of Sirius XM Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 74,284,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.15-$3.21 after having opened the day at $3.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.16. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), up 12.1%, Cumulus Media ( CMLS), up 7.6%, Crown Media Holdings ( CRWN), up 6.1% and Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF), up 6.1%.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Holdings has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sirius XM Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Inuvo ( INUV), down 8.4%, Insignia Systems ( ISIG), down 8.2%, Rocket Fuel ( FUEL), down 4.8% and Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCB), down 4.2% , were all laggards within the media industry with Lamar Advertising ( LAMR) 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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