3 Stocks Pulling The Media Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 39 points (0.2%) at 17,686 as of Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,967 issues advancing vs. 1,008 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%.

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

3. Liberty Global ( LBTYK) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Liberty Global is down $0.27 (-0.6%) to $45.32 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.96-$45.71 after having opened the day at $45.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.59.

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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 $25.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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, CBS ( CBS) is down $0.41 (-0.8%) to $52.47 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of CBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.00-$52.70 after having opened the day at $52.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.88.

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CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, Local Broadcasting segments. CBS has a market cap of $25.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate CBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBS as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CBS Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is down $0.21 (-0.6%) to $35.13 on light volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.99-$35.41 after having opened the day at $35.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.34.

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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 $47.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that 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 revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 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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