Sohu.com Inc

(

SOHU

) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.6%. By the end of trading, Sohu.com Inc fell 33 cents (-0.7%) to $47.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of Sohu.com Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.84-$50.19 after having opened the day at $50.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.10. Other company's within the Internet industry that declined today were:

Banks.com Inc

(

BNX

), down 10.8%,

Groupon Inc

(

GRPN

), down 9%,

Market Leader Inc

(

LEDR

), down 6.9%, and

SINA Corporation

(

SINA

), down 5.4%.

Sohu.com Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the brand advertising, online gaming, sponsored search, and wireless businesses in China. Sohu.com Inc has a market cap of $1.92 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, below the average internet industry P/E ratio of 11.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 24.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sohu.com as a

hold

. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the positive front,

eDiets.com Inc

(

DIETD

), up 10%,

eDiets.com Inc

(

DIET

), up 10%,

Quepasa Corporation

(

QPSA

), up 9.8%, and

InfoSpace Inc

(

INSP

), up 9.8%, were all gainers within the internet industry with

Baidu Inc

(

BIDU

) being today's featured internet industry winner.

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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