Grupo Televisa S.A. (NYSE:TV) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 1,335 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,022% compared to the typical volume of 119 put options.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in TV. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership increased its stake in Grupo Televisa by 28.3% during the second quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 1,851,229 shares of the company’s stock worth $45,114,000 after acquiring an additional 408,789 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC purchased a new stake in Grupo Televisa during the second quarter worth $21,427,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Grupo Televisa during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $2,004,000. Marathon Asset Management LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Grupo Televisa during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $3,575,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Grupo Televisa by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,350,763 shares of the company’s stock valued at $57,289,000 after buying an additional 38,314 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 66.75% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Grupo Televisa (TV) opened at $18.66 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 1.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. Grupo Televisa has a fifty-two week low of $17.24 and a fifty-two week high of $27.37. The company has a market capitalization of $10,047.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.92, a P/E/G ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.27.

A number of research firms have commented on TV. BidaskClub lowered Grupo Televisa from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Morgan Stanley lowered Grupo Televisa from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $29.00 to $28.00 in a report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine lowered Grupo Televisa from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. UBS raised Grupo Televisa from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Grupo Televisa from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Grupo Televisa presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.00.

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Grupo Televisa Company Profile

Grupo Televisa, SAB. is a media company in the international entertainment business. The Company operates in four business segments: Content, Sky, Telecommunications, and Other Businesses. It operates four broadcast channels in Mexico City and has affiliated stations throughout the country. It produces pay-television channels with national and international feeds, throughout Latin America, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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