Time to Change the Channel
This list of stocks to sell contains some of the world's largest
media conglomerates. In the past decade, a wave of mergers has
created a landscape dominated by just a handful of key players.
These behemoths rule over TV, radio, newspapers and just about
every other form of media, and we are loyal subjects of their
However, when it comes to their stocks, investors would be wise
to stage a revolt. Each media stock on our list is well off its
52-week high, and continuing to fall without a turnaround in
Here are four media stocks to sell:
Media Stock to Sell #1 - Walt Disney Co. (DIS)
Walt Disney Co.
) is split into five different business segments: media networks,
parks and recreation, studio entertainment, consumer products and
interactive media. In addition to its global presence and
celebrity, DIS stock boasts a market cap of over $72 billion.
However, just because your children own every Disney movie (not
to mention the accompanying merchandise) doesn't mean you should
own its stock. DIS stock is basically flat for 2011, and is down
more than 15% from its 52-week high, which was reached in early
March. Looking at its last income statement, DIS posted quarterly
earnings growth of -1%, year-over-year. Sell now before this stock
continues to drop.
Media Stock to Sell #2 - News Corp. (NWSA)
Diversified global media company
) operates in eight media segments including filmed entertainment,
television, cable network programming, direct broadcast satellite
television, integrated marketing services, newspapers and
information services and book publishing. News Corp. owns the Fox
The Wall Street Journal
NWSA stock has dropped 11% since reaching its 52-week high at
the end of May. Earnings wise, analysts are projecting no growth in
EPS this quarter. In its latest income statement, the company
reported quarterly earnings growth of -24% and quarterly revenue
growth of -6% year-over-year.
Media Stock to Sell #3 - Time Warner (TWX)
Next on the list of stocks to sell is
), which is known for its cable television networks, feature film
production and magazine publishing. This media conglomerate formed
when Warner Communications and Time Inc. merged, and later came a
mega merger with AOL. Its brands include TNT, TBS, CNN, HBO,
Cinemax, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema,
TWX stock has slid 10% from its 52-week high, which was made in
February. In its latest income statement, TWX posted quarterly
earnings growth of -10%, year-over-year. TWX defenders might point
to the company's dividend, but at just a 2.6% yield, it doesn't
turn many heads.
Media Stock to Sell #4 - Thomson Reuters Corp. (TRI)
Thomson Reuters Corporation
) provides information for businesses and professionals across the
world. It's major business include Thomson Reuters Eikon, Reuters
3000 Xtra, Lipper, Elektron Datascope, Datastream, Thomson One,
Westlaw, ONESOURCE, Derwent World Patents Index, Thomson Reuters
Pharma, Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge and Web of Science, and
Thomson Reuters Integrity.
TRI stock has fallen 15% from its 52-week high, which was made
in early February, and is approaching its 52-week low at $33.68.
Year-to-date, the media stock is down 6%.