Tivo Inc. (TIVO): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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Tivo ( TIVO) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.2%. By the end of trading, Tivo fell $0.13 (-1.1%) to $12.24 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4,926,269 shares of Tivo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,085,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $12.10-$12.45 after having opened the day at $12.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.37. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Harte-Hanks ( HHS), down 3.8%, John Wiley & Sons ( JW.A), down 2.3%, John Wiley & Sons ( JW.B), down 1.9% and RLJ Entertainment ( RLJE), down 1.8%.

TiVo Inc. provides software, services, and technology that enable the distribution and management of video content through set-top boxes (STBs), and smartphones and tablets primarily in the United States. Tivo has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tivo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tivo as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the positive front, Constant Contact ( CTCT), up 28.7%, Gray Television ( GTN.A), up 16.4%, Gray Television ( GTN), up 14.5% and Point.360 ( PTSX), up 12.6% , were all gainers within the media industry with Comcast ( CMCSA) being today's featured media industry leader.

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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