3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Media Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 16,563 as of Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,605 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CBS ( CBS), down 1.1%, and Time Warner ( TWX), down 0.7%.

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 $0.30 (0.8%) to $36.00 on light volume. Thus far, 515,199 shares of Grupo Televisa SAB exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.65-$36.31 after having opened the day at $35.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.71.

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 $20.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 18.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 $0.46 (1.4%) to $34.14 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.54-$34.14 after having opened the day at $33.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.68.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate 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 robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is up $0.46 (1.3%) to $35.23 on average volume. Thus far, 8.5 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.59-$35.23 after having opened the day at $34.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.77.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $49.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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 robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox 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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