Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF): Today's Featured Media Winner

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Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF) pushed the Media industry higher today making it today's featured media winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation rose $0.73 (2.9%) to $26.35 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,124,456 shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,366,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $25.30-$26.36 after having opened the day at $25.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.62. Other companies within the Media industry that increased today were: YuMe ( YUME), up 5.3%, New York Times Company ( NYT), up 4.7%, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Class A ( WWE), up 3.8% and Pandora Media ( P), up 3.6%.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an entertainment company, engages in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales activities. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 19.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 16.9%, Discovery Communications ( DISCB), down 8.6%, NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 8.2% and Sizmek ( SZMK), down 6.0% , were all laggards within the media industry with Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI) 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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