3 Stocks Moving The Media Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 97 points (-0.5%) at 17,802 as of Monday, June 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,032 issues advancing vs. 1,944 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Charter Communications ( CHTR), down 1.1%, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), down 0.9% and Grupo Televisa SAB ( TV), down 0.7%.

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

3. Regal Entertainment Group ( RGC) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Regal Entertainment Group is up $0.60 (2.9%) to $20.98 on heavy volume. Thus far, 816,968 shares of Regal Entertainment Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 793,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.24-$21.10 after having opened the day at $20.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.38.

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Regal Entertainment Group, through its subsidiaries, operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. It develops, acquires, and operates multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets. Regal Entertainment Group has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Regal Entertainment Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Regal Entertainment Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Regal Entertainment Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cinemark Holdings ( CNK) is up $0.88 (2.2%) to $41.43 on average volume. Thus far, 345,973 shares of Cinemark Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 706,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.29-$41.84 after having opened the day at $40.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.55.

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Chico's FAS, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of women's private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items. Cinemark Holdings has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 14.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Cinemark Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Discovery Communications ( DISCK) is up $0.23 (0.8%) to $30.61 on light volume. Thus far, 486,554 shares of Discovery Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.98-$30.71 after having opened the day at $30.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.38.

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Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company. The company operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. Discovery Communications has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Discovery Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Discovery Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Discovery Communications 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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