3 Media Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 81 points (0.5%) at 17,082 as of Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,780 issues advancing vs. 1,159 declining with 188 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%.

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

3. Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable is up $1.16 (0.8%) to $147.61 on light volume. Thus far, 438,821 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $147.00-$148.19 after having opened the day at $147.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $146.45.

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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 $41.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations 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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2. As of noon trading, Directv ( DTV) is up $0.66 (0.8%) to $85.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.61-$85.62 after having opened the day at $84.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.55.

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DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment services in the United States and Latin America. The company acquires, promotes, sells, and distributes digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. Directv has a market cap of $42.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Directv a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Directv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Directv Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSA) is up $0.28 (0.5%) to $54.46 on light volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.20-$54.67 after having opened the day at $54.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.18.

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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 $117.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts who 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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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