9 Media Stocks You Can Dial In

by Portfolio Grader | May 9, 2012 11:42 am

The media business is undoubtedly going through an evolution. Print publications are struggling, but digital distribution through streaming video and mobile devices is surging.

There is a fundamental shakeup in media stocks, but if you’re in the right ones you could see big profits in the months ahead.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader[1] tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, 10 media stocks to buy.

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[2]) is a mass media company known best for its television network. In the last year, CBS stock has gained 24%, compared to smaller gains by the broader markets. CBS stock gets an “A” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, a “B” 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, a “B” grade for cash flow and a “B” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CBS stock[3].

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA[4]) provides its customers with entertainment, information and communications products and services. Year-to-date, CMCSA stock has jumped 24%. Comcast stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months and a “B” grade for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CMCSA stock[5].

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA[6]) is a global nonfiction media and entertainment company that has experienced stock growth of 24% since Jan. 1. Discovery stock gets an “A” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth and an “A” grade for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of DISCA stock[7].

DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH[8]) is a pay-television provider with nearly 14 million customers. DISH stock is up 9%, year-to-date. 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 in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of DISH stock[9].

McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP[10]) serves the financial, education, commercial and commodities markets. Year-to-date, McGraw-Hill stock has posted a modest gain of 6%. MHP stock gets 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 in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of MHP stock.[11]

News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA[12]) is a diversified global media company that has posted a 10% gain in the past 12 months. 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 cash flow and a “B” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NWSA stock[13].

Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC[14]) is a global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Since the start of 2012, Omnicom stock has jumped 15%, compared to smaller gains by the broader markets. OMC stock gets 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 in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of OMC stock[15].

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC[16]) provides its customers with video, high-speed data and voice services. Year-to-date, Time Warner has posted a 24% gain. TWC stock gets a “B” grade for operating margin growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, 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 in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TWC stock[17].

WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY[18]) is a provider communications services that rounds out the list with a year-to-date return of 27%. WPP stock gets an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months and a “B” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of WPPGY stock[19].

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly-traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader[20] tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.

 

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CBS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CBS
  3. For more information, view my complete analysis of CBS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=cbs&submit=submit&type=site
  4. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  5. For more information, view my complete analysis of CMCSA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=cmcsa&submit=submit&type=site
  6. DISCA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DISCA
  7. For more information, view my complete analysis of DISCA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=disca&submit=submit&type=site
  8. DISH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DISH
  9. For more information, view my complete analysis of DISH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=dish&submit=submit&type=site
  10. MHP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MHP
  11. For more information, view my complete analysis of MHP stock.: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=mhp&submit=submit&type=site
  12. NWSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NWSA
  13. For more information, view my complete analysis of NWSA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=nwsa&submit=submit&type=site
  14. OMC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=OMC
  15. For more information, view my complete analysis of OMC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=omc&submit=submit&type=site
  16. TWC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWC
  17. For more information, view my complete analysis of TWC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=twc&submit=submit&type=site
  18. WPPGY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WPPGY
  19. For more information, view my complete analysis of WPPGY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=wppgy&submit=submit&type=site
  20. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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