by Portfolio Grader | December 31, 2012 2:00 pm
The grades of seven Media stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Discovery Communications is a global media and entertainment company that provides programming across multiple distribution platforms. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Cash Flow, DISCA also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DISCA stock.
Arbitron (NYSE:ARB) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Arbitron is a media and marketing information services firm. The stock price has risen 28.1% over the past month, better than the 1% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARB stock.
Knology (NASDAQ:KNOL) improves from a B to a A rating this week. Knology is a fully integrated provider of video, voice and advanced communications services to residential customers in the southeastern United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KNOL stock.
Salem Communications’ (NASDAQ:SALM) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. Salem Communications is a radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in religious and family issues. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SALM stock.
This is a strong week for Lin TV (NYSE:TVL). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. LIN TV operates various television stations and provides management and sales services to other stations. Investors have pushed the stock price up 15.9% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 4.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TVL stock.
ReachLocal Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOC) boosts its rating from a B to a A this week. ReachLocal offers a comprehensive suite of online marketing and reporting solutions, including search engine marketing, display advertising, remarketing and online marketing analytics, each targeted to the SMB market. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 18.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RLOC stock.
A. H. Belo Corp. Series A (NYSE:AHC) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. A. H. Belo operates as a newspaper publishing, and local news and information company primarily in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHC stock.
Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.
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