Akamai Technologies Inc

(

AKAM

) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Akamai Technologies Inc fell 26 cents (-0.9%) to $27.07 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.1 million shares of Akamai Technologies Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $26.88-$27.94 after having opened the day at $27.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.33. Other company's within the Internet industry that declined today were:

Groupon Inc

(

GRPN

), down 14.9%,

Friendfinder Networks Inc

(

FFN

), down 12.2%,

Jacada

(

JCDA

), down 11.2%, and

Edgar Online Inc

(

EDGR

), down 7.1%.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. Akamai Technologies Inc has a market cap of $5.02 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.7, equal to the average internet industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 41.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Akamai as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

Selectica Inc

(

SLTC

), up 16.1%,

Points International

(

PCOM

), up 5.9%,

Youku.com Inc

(

YOKU

), up 5.6%, and

Bankrate Inc

(

RATE

), up 5.2%, were all gainers within the internet industry with

Rackspace Hosting Inc

(

RAX

) being today's featured internet industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the internet industry could consider

First Trust Dow Jones Internet Idx

(

FDN

) while those bearish on the internet industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Technology

(

REW

).

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