Inc (SOHU): Today's Featured Internet Winner ( SOHU) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1%. By the end of trading, rose $1.84 (3.4%) to $55.76 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.9 million shares of exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $53.37-$56.45 after having opened the day at $54.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.92. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: Ariba ( ARBA), up 11.3%, TripAdvisor ( TRIP), up 7.2%, Yandex ( YNDX), up 5.7%, and Edgar Online ( EDGR), up 5.6%. Inc. provides Chinese online media, search, gaming, community, and mobile services in the People's Republic of China. has a market cap of $1.98 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, equal to the average internet industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are five analysts that rate a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 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 reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

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