Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

.

IAC/InterActiveCorp

(

IACI

) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, IAC/InterActiveCorp rose $1.32 (2.5%) to $54.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of IAC/InterActiveCorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 917,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $52.28-$54.07 after having opened the day at $52.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.69. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were:

LiveDeal

(

LIVE

), up 23.5%,

Selectica

(

SLTC

), up 10.2%,

MeetMe

(

MEET

), up 8.7%, and

China Finance Online

(

JRJC

), up 8.6%.

  • ACTIVE STOCK TRADERS: Get full access to Jim Cramer's thoughts for less than $3/week - sometimes before he says them on TV! Start with a 14-Day Free Trial.

IAC/InterActiveCorp engages in the Internet business in the United States and internationally. IAC/InterActiveCorp has a market cap of $4.24 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25, below the average internet industry P/E ratio of 25.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are six analysts that rate IAC/InterActiveCorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates IAC/InterActiveCorp as a

buy

. 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and reasonable valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front,

Remark Media

(

TheStreet Recommends

MARK

), down 6.1%,

VirnetX

(

VHC

), down 5.8%,

ChinaCache International Holdings

(

CCIH

), down 5.1%, and

Internap Network Services Corporation

(

INAP

), down 4.6%, were all laggards within the internet industry with

SINA Corporation

(

SINA

) being today's internet industry laggard.

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

).

FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge!

Free download now

.

null