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Take a Gander at These 8 High Return Media Stocks

Stocks from cable providers to satellite radio are giving investors solid gains

   

Just as I said last month, the time is right to buy media stocks. All of these marvelous media companies have posted solid gains over the past 12 months and have continued to make gains since the beginning of the year. If you’re looking to invest in this sector, here are some companies that you might find appealing.

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 got eight positive-looking media stocks for you to take a gander at.

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

CBS (NYSE:CBS) is a mass media company that has posted a gain of nearly 27% since last March. CBS stock gets an “A” for operating margin growth, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, an “A” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, an “A” for cash flow and an “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CBS stock.

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) provides its customers with video, high-speed Internet and phone services. In the last year, CMCSA stock is up 16%, compared to a gain of 7% for the Dow Jones in the same time. CMCSA stock gets an “A” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings momentum, a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “B” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CMCSA stock.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) is a global nonfiction media and entertainment company. A gain of almost 18% for DISCK in the last year has outpaced the broader markets. DISCK stock gets a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of DISCK stock.

DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) is a subscriber-based television provider with more than 14 million customers in the U.S. DISH stock has gained 26% in the last 12 months. DISH stock gets an “A” for operating margin growth, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, an “A” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of DISH stock.

News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS) is a global media company that’s involved with television, film and publishing. NWS stock has posted a gain of 11% in the last year. NWS stock gets a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NWS stock.

Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) is a satellite radio provider that offers music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels. Since last March, SIRI has jumped 29%. SIRI stock gets an “A” for operating margin growth, an “A” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of SIRI stock.

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) provides video, high-speed data and voice services to customers across the U.S. TWC has posted a gain of nearly 13% in the last 12 months. TWC stock gets a “B” for operating margin growth, an “A” for earnings growth, a “B” for earnings momentum, an “A” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month an “A” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TWC stock.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) is involved with television, films, Internet and mobile platforms. VIAB rounds out the list with a gain of 9% in the last year. VIAB stock gets an “A” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of VIAB 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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