3 Stocks Pushing The Media Industry Downward

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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 17,628 as of Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,137 issues advancing vs. 1,826 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Pandora Media ( P), down 5.2%, Liberty Global ( LBTYK), down 1.2% and CBS ( CBS), down 0.9%.

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

3. Liberty Global ( LBTYA) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Liberty Global is down $0.61 (-1.3%) to $46.75 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.63-$47.09 after having opened the day at $46.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.36.

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Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services in Europe, Chile, Puerto Rico, and internationally. Liberty Global has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Liberty Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Liberty Global as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Liberty Global Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is down $0.48 (-0.5%) to $90.32 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.05-$90.78 after having opened the day at $90.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.80.

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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 $155.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 18.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $4.99 (-1.3%) to $381.05 on light volume. Thus far, 783,475 shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $380.75-$389.50 after having opened the day at $385.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $386.04.

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Netflix, Inc. operates as an Internet television network, is engaged in the Internet delivery of TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Netflix 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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