Tune In to These 8 Media Stocks

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Tune In to These 8 Media Stocks

Old media companies like newspapers and magazines are being left behind in this digital age. But as they fade away, exciting new opportunities are opening up for companies that are streaming video on the Internet or taking the fight to entrenched media giants with innovative new strategies.

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 found 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.”

Dish Network  (NASDAQ:DISH) is a pay-television provider with nearly 14 million customers in the U.S. DISH stock has gained 37% in the last year, compared to a gain of just 6% for the Dow Jones in the same time. DISH stock gets a “B” 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, 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.

Comcast  (NASDAQ:CMCSA) provides its wide array of customers with video, high-speed Internet and voice services. In the last year, CMCSA stock has jumped 22%. Comcast 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.

News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) is a diversified global media company that has experienced 13% stock growth in the last year. News Corp. stock gets an “A” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for earnings momentum, 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 a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of NWSA stock.

DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) provides digital television entertainment in the U.S. and Latin America. Since last April, DTV stock has posted a gain of 6%. DTV stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, and a “B” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of DTV stock.

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) provides its customers with video, high-speed data and voice services. In the last 12 months, Time Warner stock is up 11%, compared to smaller gains by the broader markets. 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 television stations. CBS stock is up an impressive 32% since last April. 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. Since this time last year, Discovery stock has jumped 28%. DISCA 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.

Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA) is a communications holding company known formerly as Liberty CapStarz, Inc. In the last year, Liberty stock has gained 12%. LMCA 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 on equity. 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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