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LinkedIn

(

LNKD

) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, LinkedIn fell $3.63 (-1.6%) to $216.62 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,859,699 shares of LinkedIn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,253,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $212.01-$220.70 after having opened the day at $220.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $220.25. Other companies within the Internet industry that declined today were:

Qihoo 360 Technology

(

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%.

LinkedIn Corporation operates an online professional network. LinkedIn has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 735.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 92.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

LinkedIn

as a

sell

. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front,

Autobytel

TheStreet Recommends

(

ABTL

), up 7.4%,

Tucows

(

TCX

), up 7.4%,

Innodata

(

INOD

), up 6.3% and

Net Element International

(

NETE

), up 5.3% , were all gainers within the internet industry with

Equinix

(

EQIX

) being today's featured internet industry leader.

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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