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Best and Worst Performing Media Stocks in 2Q '05 Earnings Season

Aug. 22, 2005 8:10 PM ET
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The second calendar quarter ended June 30th, and companies began to report their Q2 results in early July. Here's a list of media stocks ranked by performance since July 1st; it provides a good sense of how the market reacted to the companies' earnings results. Quick points to note:

  1. the opposite performance of the movie rental stocks - Netflix rocketing, Blockbuster and Movie Gallery plummeting.
  2. the strong performance of the radio stocks, despite the negative sentiment on the sector.

The ranking:

NFLX +30.3%
CDL +17.0%
CCU +9.0%
TWX +8.3%
VIAB +8.2%
CWG +5.9%
RGC +4.5%
HTV +4.2%
NWS +3.3%
DIS +3.1%
V +1.4%
WON +0.1%
CKEC -0.2%
SIRI -0.6%
IMAX -0.9%
ETM -1.3%
XMSR -2.0%
UVN -2.3%
L -3.7%
CXR -4.4%
DWA -4.6%
MVL -5.4%
LGF -7.2%
PIXR -13.1%
MOVI -23.4%
BBI -24.1%

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