Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI): Today's Featured Media Laggard

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Thomson Reuters ( TRI) pushed the Media industry lower today making it today's featured Media laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Thomson Reuters fell $0.37 (-1.0%) to $35.81 on average volume. Throughout the day, 983,248 shares of Thomson Reuters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 861,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $35.70-$36.42 after having opened the day at $36.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.18. Other companies within the Media industry that declined today were: Monster Worldwide ( MWW), down 17.9%, Starz ( STRZA), down 9.2%, Saga Communications ( SGA), down 7.4% and YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), down 5.4%.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. The company sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 226.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Point 360 ( PTSX), up 11.1%, RetailMeNot ( SALE), up 9.0%, Media General ( MEG), up 8.7% and Tiger Media ( IDI), up 7.0% , were all gainers within the media industry with Netflix ( NFLX) 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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