The internet industry closed the day up 3.2%. SouFun Holdings ( SFUN), VirnetX ( VHC), and Commtouch Software ( CTCH) were all decliners today within the internet industry with China Finance Online ( JRJC) being today's featured internet loser. China Finance Online fell 8 cents (-4.5%) to $1.70 on light volume. Throughout the day, 28,582 shares of China Finance Online exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 43,100 shares.

China Finance Online Co. Limited provides online financial and listed company data and information in the People's Republic of China. China Finance Online has a market cap of $40.1 million and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 72.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Finance Online as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front, LiveDeal Inc ( LIVE), Inc ( YOKU), Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU), and Yandex ( YNDX) were all gainers within the internet industry with Google Inc ( GOOG) 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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