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One out of the three major indices traded up today Two out of the three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 16,782 as of Monday, June 16, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,582 issues advancing vs. 1,410 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Media industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was unchanged. Top gainers within the Media industry included RLJ Entertainment ( RLJE), up 3.0%, Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI), up 2.5%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), up 2.2%, Insignia Systems ( ISIG), up 3.9% and Daily Journal ( DJCO), up 2.8%.

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

ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET) is one of the companies that pushed the Media industry higher today. ChinaNet Online Holdings was up $0.02 (2.2%) to $0.88 on light volume. Throughout the day, 12,033 shares of ChinaNet Online Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 83,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.83-$0.88 after having opened the day at $0.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.86.

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides business-to-businesses Internet services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sales networks in the People's Republic of China. ChinaNet Online Holdings has a market cap of $17.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate ChinaNet Online Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates ChinaNet Online Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive 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.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CNET go as follows:

  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, CNET's share price has jumped by 30.15%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock despite its gains in the past year.
  • CNET's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.02 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, CNET has a quick ratio of 1.75, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 14.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 27.3%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable earnings per share.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. When compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS reported lower earnings of $0.13 versus $0.15 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: ChinaNet Online Holdings Ratings Report

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At the close, Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI) was up $0.15 (2.5%) to $6.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9,498 shares of Beasley Broadcast Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.02-$6.36 after having opened the day at $6.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.10.

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a radio broadcasting company, is engaged in operating radio stations in the United States. Beasley Broadcast Group has a market cap of $40.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 30.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Beasley Broadcast Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Beasley Broadcast Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BBGI go as follows:

  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $4.21 million or 7.11% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 5.79%.
  • Even though the current debt-to-equity ratio is 1.11, it is still below the industry average, suggesting that this level of debt is acceptable within the Media industry. Despite the fact that BBGI's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 2.27 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.39%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 2.82% trails that of the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Beasley Broadcast Group Ratings Report

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RLJ Entertainment ( RLJE) was another company that pushed the Media industry higher today. RLJ Entertainment was up $0.11 (3.0%) to $3.64 on light volume. Throughout the day, 335 shares of RLJ Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.60-$3.64 after having opened the day at $3.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.53.

RLJ Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company, acquires content rights in British episodic mystery and drama, urban programming, and full-length motion pictures. It operates through three segments: Intellectual Property Licensing, Wholesale, and Direct-to-Consumer. RLJ Entertainment has a market cap of $50.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 26.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate RLJ Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates RLJ Entertainment as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RLJE go as follows:

  • RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC reported poor results of -$2.30 versus -$0.49 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 183.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$3.56 million to -$10.07 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC is rather low; currently it is at 20.04%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -33.26% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • The share price of RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC has not done very well: it is down 9.10% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: RLJ Entertainment Ratings Report

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