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8 Media Stocks to Press Play

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Media stocks rise and fall for many reasons, including the strength of their programming and ad sales. Let’s face it: Most people, if not virtually everyone, watches TV or reads something every day, so the market is large and robust.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve targeted eight media stocks to buy.

Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning it is a “strong buy” or “buy.” Here the are:

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMSCA) provides its customers with entertainment, information and communications products and services. In the last year, it has posted a gain of 22%, compared to a gain of 10% for the Dow Jones. CMCSA stock gets an “A” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, and an “A” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of CMCSA stock.

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) provides video, high-speed data and voice services across the U.S. Since last March, Time Warner Cable stock is up 18%. TWC stock gets a “B” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, an “A” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of TWC stock.

CBS (NYSE:CBS) is a mass media company known best for its TV network. CBS has outpaced the broader markets in the last year, to the tune of a 33% gain. CBS stock gets an “A” grade for operating margin growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, an “A” grade for cash flow, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of CBS stock.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) is a global nonfiction media and entertainment company that uses several media platforms. DISCA is up 19% in the last 12 months. Discovery stock gets an “A” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for cash flow, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of DISCA stock.

DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) is a pay-TV provider with nearly 14 million customers. In the last year, DISH has posted a significant gain of 35%. DISH stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, an “A” grade for operating margin growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and an “A” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of DISH stock.

McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP) provides information services to the financial, education, commercial and commodities markets. MHP has posted a 26% gain since last March. McGraw-Hill stock gets a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of MHP stock.

News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS) is the diversified global media company that is famously headed by Rupert Murdoch. In the last 12 months, NWS stock is up 14% compared to smaller gains by the broader markets. News Corp. stock gets a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of NWS stock.

Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA) owns subsidiaries in the media, communications and entertainment industries. LMCA stock has posted a gain of 17% in the last year. Liberty Media stock gets an “A” grade for sales growth, an “A” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, an “A” grade for cash flow, and a “B” grade for return. For more information, view my complete analysis of LMCA stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly-traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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