Media Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 16,647 as of Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,518 issues advancing vs. 1,472 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Netflix ( NFLX), up 1.0%.

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

3. Grupo Televisa SAB ( TV) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Grupo Televisa SAB is up $0.24 (0.7%) to $33.46 on light volume. Thus far, 371,610 shares of Grupo Televisa SAB exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.98-$33.54 after having opened the day at $33.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.22.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. It operates through five segments: Content, Publishing, Sky, Telecommunications, and Other Businesses. Grupo Televisa SAB has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Grupo Televisa SAB a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa SAB as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Grupo Televisa SAB Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX) is up $0.18 (0.5%) to $33.99 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.62-$34.02 after having opened the day at $33.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.81.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $27.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Charter Communications ( CHTR) is up $1.08 (0.8%) to $143.99 on light volume. Thus far, 335,410 shares of Charter Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $141.22-$144.11 after having opened the day at $143.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $142.91.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers in the United States. Charter Communications has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Charter Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charter Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Charter Communications 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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