All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,547 as of Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,993 issues advancing vs. 1,000 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits up 1.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was Liberty Global ( LBTYK), up 1.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was Shaw Communications ( SJR), up 1.1%.

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

3. Charter Communications ( CHTR) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry higher today. As of noon trading, Charter Communications is up $1.54 (0.9%) to $179.79 on light volume. Thus far, 409,346 shares of Charter Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $178.92-$184.50 after having opened the day at $184.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $178.25.

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Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers in the United States. Charter Communications has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Charter Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charter Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Charter Communications Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is up $1.10 (0.6%) to $182.18 on light volume. Thus far, 470,689 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $181.30-$183.04 after having opened the day at $181.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $181.08.

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Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides video, high-speed data, and voice services in the United States. It operates in three segments: Residential Services, Business Services, and Other Operations. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $50.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Time Warner Cable a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Time Warner Cable Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSA) is up $0.32 (0.6%) to $58.07 on light volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.82-$58.50 after having opened the day at $58.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.75.

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Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $120.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Comcast 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).