Naomi Lazarus
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Arbitron Inc. - Is The Company Earning Enough For Investors?

Arbitron Inc., (NYSE:ARB) is a media market research company that compiles radio ratings, in terms of size and composition of viewers, for advertisers and broadcasters. It is based in Columbia with a workforce of 1,292 employees.

Arbitron reported that the number of publicly held shares as at June 1, 2013 were 1,162,946 worth $54.5 million, compared to just 343,481 shares held as at December 31, 2012. Share price currently hovers around the $47 mark ($46.94 at close of business on June 13,2013), very close to its 52-week high of $48 with a good amount of activity, although the firm's share price had been flat in early 2013.

One of the activities that has been driving Arbitron's share price...

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