Travelzoo Inc. (TZOO): Today's Featured Internet Winner

Travelzoo ( TZOO) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Travelzoo rose 20 cents (0.8%) to $25.16 on light volume. Throughout the day, 248,786 shares of Travelzoo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 560,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $24.43-$25.82 after having opened the day at $24.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.96. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: LinkedIn ( LNKD), up 7.2%, VirnetX ( VHC), up 7.2%, Synacor ( SYNC), up 7.2%, and Renren Inc ADR ( RENN), up 5.8%.

Travelzoo Inc., an Internet media company, together with its subsidiaries, publishes travel and entertainment deals from travel and entertainment companies, and local businesses in North America and Europe. Travelzoo has a market cap of $409.6 million and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20, equal to the average internet industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Travelzoo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Travelzoo as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

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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