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TMCNet:  Highest Operating Margin in the Publishing Industry Detected in Shares of Morningstar (MORN, MEG, MDP, JRN, SCHL)

[October 04, 2012]

Highest Operating Margin in the Publishing Industry Detected in Shares of Morningstar (MORN, MEG, MDP, JRN, SCHL)

Oct 04, 2012 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Publishing industry with the highest operating margin. A healthy operating margin is required for a company to pay for its fixed costs and generate cash.Morningstar ranks highest with a an operating margin of 24.8%. Following is Media General with a an operating margin of 19.4%. Meredith ranks third highest with a an operating margin of 14.5%.

Journal Communications follows with a an operating margin of 14.1%, and Scholastic rounds out the top five with a an operating margin of 13.5%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Journal Communications on June 8th, 2012 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $4.52. Since that recommendation, shares of Journal Communications have risen 18.7%. We continue to monitor Journal Communications for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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