Investors who bet on media should have warm memories from Q2. The Dow Jones U.S. Media Index rose 6.0% in the quarter vs. the Standard and Poor’s 500 which was +2.4%. Sony led the Big Media pack with its share price rising 21.8% in the quarter. It was followed by Disney (+11.2%), Viacom (+10.7%), News Corp (+6.8%), CBS (+4.7%), Time Warner (+0.3%), and Comcast (-0.5%). More broadly in media, TV station owners were among the biggest winners led by Sinclair (+44.8%) and LIN (+39.2%). Others that paid off in the quarter include DreamWorks Animation (+35.3%), Pandora (+29.9%), E.W. Scripps (+29.6%), Live Nation (+25.3%), and Best Buy (+23.4%). While most gained, the sector had a hodgepodge of losers including newspaper publisher McClatchy Co (-21.4%), TiVo (-10.8%), Apple (-10.5%), IMAX (-7.0%), AOL (-5.3%), Cinemark (-5.2%), and Discovery (-1.9%).
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