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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 109.85 points (-0.6%) at 16,827 as of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,625 issues advancing vs. 1,391 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Internet industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.7%. Top gainers within the Internet industry included

Internet Initiative Japan

(

IIJI

), up 1.6%,

Local

(

LOCM

), up 1.6%,

Jiayuan.com International

(

DATE

), up 2.5%,

MeetMe

(

MEET

), up 11.9% and

Wix.com

(

WIX

), up 11.5%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

Jiayuan.com International

(

DATE

) is one of the companies that pushed the Internet industry higher today. Jiayuan.com International was up $0.15 (2.5%) to $6.10 on light volume. Throughout the day, 60,062 shares of Jiayuan.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 113,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.92-$6.19 after having opened the day at $5.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.95.

Jiayuan.com International Ltd. operates an online dating platform in the People's Republic of China. It operates through three segments: Online Services, Personalized Matchmaking Services, and Events and Other Services. Jiayuan.com International has a market cap of $194.2 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Jiayuan.com International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Jiayuan.com International as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DATE go as follows:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 21.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 20.4%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • DATE has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. To add to this, DATE has a quick ratio of 2.33, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The gross profit margin for JIAYUAN.COM INTL LTD is rather high; currently it is at 60.38%. Regardless of DATE's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, DATE's net profit margin of -10.35% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Internet Software & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 275.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.28 million to -$2.24 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Internet Software & Services industry and the overall market, JIAYUAN.COM INTL LTD's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Jiayuan.com International Ratings Report

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At the close,

Local

(

LOCM

) was up $0.03 (1.6%) to $1.94 on light volume. Throughout the day, 32,857 shares of Local exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 74,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.92-$1.98 after having opened the day at $1.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.91.

Local Corporation, a technology and advertising company, provides search results to consumers who search online for local businesses, products, and services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Paid Search and Daily Deals. Local has a market cap of $43.9 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 20.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Local a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Local as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LOCM go as follows:

  • The gross profit margin for LOCAL CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 25.42%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -10.80% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.73 million or 168.77% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Internet Software & Services industry and the overall market, LOCAL CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • LOCM's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Regardless of the somewhat mixed results with the debt-to-equity ratio, the company's quick ratio of 0.80 is weak.
  • The stock price has risen over the past year, but it has underperformed the S&P 500 so far. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, we do not believe this stock offers ample reward opportunity to compensate for the risks, despite the fact that it rose over the past year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Local Ratings Report

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Internet Initiative Japan

(

IIJI

) was another company that pushed the Internet industry higher today. Internet Initiative Japan was up $0.18 (1.6%) to $11.82 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,767 shares of Internet Initiative Japan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $11.75-$11.85 after having opened the day at $11.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.64.

Internet Initiative Japan Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers Internet connectivity, WAN, outsourcing, and systems integration services primarily in Japan. The company operates in two segments: Network Services and Systems Integration Business, and ATM Operation Business. Internet Initiative Japan has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Internet Initiative Japan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Internet Initiative Japan

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on IIJI go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 21.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 33.0%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further. Regardless of the somewhat mixed results with the debt-to-equity ratio, the company's quick ratio of 1.28 is sturdy.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 38.09%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 32.00% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Looking ahead, the stock's sharp decline over the past year may have been what was needed in order to bring its value into alignment with its fundamentals and others in its industry.
  • INTERNET INITIATIVE JAPAN INC's earnings per share declined by 32.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, INTERNET INITIATIVE JAPAN INC reported lower earnings of $0.49 versus $0.69 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Internet Initiative Japan Ratings Report

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