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 67 points (-0.4%) at 17,031 as of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,801 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Liberty Global ( LBTYA), up 1.8%.

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

3. Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox is up $0.39 (1.1%) to $34.83 on light volume. Thus far, 892,845 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.40-$34.94 after having opened the day at $34.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.44.

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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. It operates through Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segments. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $27.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 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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2. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is up $0.66 (0.7%) to $90.54 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.15-$90.93 after having opened the day at $90.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.88.

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The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. Walt Disney has a market cap of $154.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is up $0.41 (1.2%) to $35.83 on light volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.39-$35.94 after having opened the day at $35.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.42.

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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. It operates through Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segments. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $49.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

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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