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One out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 15.81 points (-0.1%) at 17,598 as of Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,371 issues advancing vs. 1,634 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Media industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which was unchanged. Top gainers within the Media industry included Point 360 ( PTSX), up 15.4%, Tiger Media ( IDI), up 4.9%, Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI), up 3.1%, VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 3.0% and Crown Media Holdings ( CRWN), up 2.1%.

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

VisionChina Media ( VISN) is one of the companies that pushed the Media industry higher today. VisionChina Media was up $0.30 (3.0%) to $10.20 on light volume. Throughout the day, 9,737 shares of VisionChina Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $9.85-$10.20 after having opened the day at $9.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.90.

VisionChina Media Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides advertising services in the People's Republic of China. The company operates out-of-home advertising network using real-time mobile digital television broadcasts to deliver content and advertising on mass transportation systems. VisionChina Media has a market cap of $50.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 58.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate VisionChina Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates VisionChina Media as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on VISN go as follows:

  • Although VISN's debt-to-equity ratio of 5.16 is very high, it is currently less than that of the industry average. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio is weak, VISN's quick ratio is somewhat strong at 1.25, demonstrating the ability to handle short-term liquidity needs.
  • The gross profit margin for VISIONCHINA MEDIA INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.77%. Regardless of VISN's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 7.94% trails the industry average.
  • 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. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, VISIONCHINA MEDIA INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • VISIONCHINA MEDIA INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. During the past fiscal year, VISIONCHINA MEDIA INC continued to lose money by earning -$4.72 versus -$48.65 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income increased by 141.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$5.84 million to $2.42 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: VisionChina Media Ratings Report

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At the close, Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI) was up $0.14 (3.1%) to $4.72 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,785 shares of Beasley Broadcast Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.58-$4.72 after having opened the day at $4.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.58.

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 $30.6 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 45.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BBGI go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.98, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels.
  • BBGI, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 9.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 5.0%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP 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, BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC reported lower earnings of $0.14 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 decreased by 22.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $3.19 million to $2.46 million.

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

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Tiger Media ( IDI) was another company that pushed the Media industry higher today. Tiger Media was up $0.04 (4.9%) to $0.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 25,030 shares of Tiger Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 37,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.65-$0.78 after having opened the day at $0.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.72.

Tiger Media, Inc., a multi-platform media company, provides advertising services in the out-of-home advertising industry in the People's Republic of China. Tiger Media has a market cap of $29.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 44.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Tiger Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tiger Media as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on IDI go as follows:

  • TIGER MEDIA INC reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. The company has suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, TIGER MEDIA INC reported poor results of -$0.12 versus -$0.03 in the prior year.
  • IDI's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 46.67%, which is also worse than the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Media industry average. The net income increased by 1.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$0.88 million to -$0.86 million.
  • Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, TIGER MEDIA INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • IDI has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 2.75, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Tiger Media Ratings Report

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