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) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Akamai Technologies rose $0.52 (1.1%) to $46.56 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,957,760 shares of Akamai Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,404,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $46.18-$46.98 after having opened the day at $46.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.04. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were:
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Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides content delivery and cloud infrastructure services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. Akamai Technologies has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Akamai Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.
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On the negative front,
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), down 3.6% , were all laggards within the internet industry with
) being today's internet industry laggard.
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