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Facebook Inc Class A

(

FB

) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Facebook Inc Class A rose $1.07 (2.4%) to $45.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 80,858,585 shares of Facebook Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 79,555,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $43.55-$46.17 after having opened the day at $44.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.82. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were:

LiveDeal

(

LIVE

), up 25.1%,

58.com Inc ADR repr Class A

(

WUBA

), up 14.3%,

Yelp

(

YELP

), up 6.4% and

Qihoo 360 Technology

(

QIHU

), up 5.6%.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. Facebook Inc Class A has a market cap of $86.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 112.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 73.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 27 analysts that rate Facebook Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Facebook Inc Class A as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth 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,

Remark Media

(

TheStreet Recommends

MARK

), down 3.7%,

Montage Technology Group

(

MONT

), down 3.7%,

LookSmart

(

LOOK

), down 2.8% and

CGI Group

(

GIB

), down 2.2% , were all laggards within the internet industry with

Bitauto Holdings

(

BITA

) 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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