TV, DISCK And LBTYA, 3 Media Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 17,644 as of Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,396 issues advancing vs. 1,484 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Media industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that fell today was Netflix ( NFLX), up 1.1%.

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

3. Grupo Televisa SAB ( TV) is one of the companies pushing the Media industry lower today. As of noon trading, Grupo Televisa SAB is down $0.32 (-1.1%) to $27.57 on light volume. Thus far, 635,986 shares of Grupo Televisa SAB exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.54-$27.99 after having opened the day at $27.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.89.

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Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company in the Spanish-speaking world. The company operates through four segments: Content, Sky, Telecommunications, and Other Businesses. Grupo Televisa SAB has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Grupo Televisa SAB a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa SAB as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Grupo Televisa SAB Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Discovery Communications ( DISCK) is down $0.50 (-1.8%) to $27.40 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Discovery Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.13-$27.73 after having opened the day at $27.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.90.

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Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. Discovery Communications has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Discovery Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Discovery Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Discovery Communications Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Liberty Global ( LBTYA) is down $0.24 (-0.6%) to $37.86 on light volume. Thus far, 643,519 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.40-$37.92 after having opened the day at $37.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.10.

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Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services in Europe, Chile, and Puerto Rico. Liberty Global has a market cap of $32.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 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 sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Liberty Global 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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