3 Stocks Dragging In The Media Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 110 points (-0.7%) at 16,401 as of Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 820 issues advancing vs. 2,151 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Directv ( DTV), up 1.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Time Warner ( TWX) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Time Warner is down $1.00 (-1.4%) to $69.11 on average volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Time Warner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.01-$70.17 after having opened the day at $69.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.11.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Turner, Home Box Office, Warner Bros., and Time Inc. Time Warner has a market cap of $60.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Time Warner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Time Warner Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is down $0.81 (-0.6%) to $137.62 on light volume. Thus far, 619,031 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $137.38-$138.64 after having opened the day at $138.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $138.43.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $38.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share 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. Get the full Time Warner Cable Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSA) is down $0.39 (-0.8%) to $50.51 on light volume. Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.44-$50.94 after having opened the day at $50.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.90.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $107.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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