Cablevision Systems Corp (CVC): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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Cablevision Systems ( CVC) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.9%. By the end of trading, Cablevision Systems fell $0.30 (-1.8%) to $16.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,919,149 shares of Cablevision Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,411,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $16.55-$17.00 after having opened the day at $16.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.87. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Tiger Media ( IDI), down 15.0%, YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), down 13.8%, RLJ Entertainment ( RLJE), down 4.7% and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia ( MSO), down 1.8%.

Cablevision Systems Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates cable television systems in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Cable, Lightpath, and Other. Cablevision Systems has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cablevision Systems a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cablevision Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Ku6 Media ( KUTV), up 42.9%, VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 14.9%, RetailMeNot ( SALE), up 8.7% and MDC Partners ( MDCA), up 6.2% , were all gainers within the media industry with CBS Corporation ( CBS) being today's featured media industry leader.

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