Liquidity Service Inc ( LQDT) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2%. By the end of trading, Liquidity Service Inc rose 51 cents (1.6%) to $32.38 on average volume. Throughout the day, 441,184 shares of Liquidity Service Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 364,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $31.18-$33.28 after having opened the day at $31.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.87. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: China Finance Online ( JRJC), up 9.3%, HealthStream Inc ( HSTM), up 7.2%, Bankrate Inc ( RATE), up 4.9%, and Demand Media Inc ( DMD), up 3.6%. Liquidity Services, Inc. operates various online auction marketplaces for surplus and salvage consumer goods and capital assets. Liquidity Service Inc has a market cap of $785 million and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 107.3, above the average internet industry P/E ratio of 99.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 116.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Liquidity Service 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.
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