Ancestry.com ( ACOM) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Ancestry.com rose 27 cents (1.2%) to $23.44 on light volume. Throughout the day, 623,053 shares of Ancestry.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $22.56-$23.66 after having opened the day at $22.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.17. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: Banks.com ( BNX), up 36.4%, Groupon ( GRPN), up 9.9%, Bankrate ( RATE), up 8.6%, and Vetro ( VTRO), up 7.1%. Ancestry.Com Inc. operates as an online resource for family history for subscribers worldwide. Ancestry.com has a market cap of $1.04 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the average internet industry P/E ratio of 20.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Ancestry.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Ancestry.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.
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