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Equinix

(

EQIX

) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Equinix rose $1.94 (1.2%) to $162.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 901,774 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,049,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $159.03-$163.85 after having opened the day at $160.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $160.31. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were:

Autobytel

(

ABTL

), up 7.4%,

Tucows

(

TCX

), up 7.4%,

Innodata

(

INOD

), up 6.3% and

Net Element International

(

NETE

), up 5.3%.

Equinix, Inc. provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. Equinix has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 91.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 22.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Equinix a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Equinix as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the negative front,

Qihoo 360 Technology

(

TheStreet Recommends

QIHU

), down 9.5%,

Remark Media

(

MARK

), down 7.7%,

Youku Tudou Inc ADR repr Class A

(

YOKU

), down 7.1% and

Yelp

(

YELP

), down 6.7% , were all laggards within the internet industry with

LinkedIn

(

LNKD

) being today's internet industry laggard.

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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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