Youku Inc (YOKU): Today's Featured Internet Winner

Youku ( YOKU) 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, Youku rose 15 cents (0.6%) to $23.72 on light volume. Throughout the day, 901,057 shares of Youku exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $23.21-$24.39 after having opened the day at $24.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.57. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: Innodata Isogen Corporation ( INOD), up 6.5%, Yelp ( YELP), up 6.4%, Sify Technologies ( SIFY), up 6.4%, and InterXion Holding N.V ( INXN), up 4.5%.

Youku Inc. operates as an Internet television company in the People's Republic of China. Its Internet television platform enables consumers to search, view, and share video content across various devices. Youku has a market cap of $2.65 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 47.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Youku a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Youku as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and deteriorating net income.

On the negative front, Jacada ( JCDA), down 6.5%, LiveDeal ( LIVE), down 5.8%, China Finance Online ( JRJC), down 4.6%, and Remark Media ( MARK), down 4.2%, were all losers within the internet industry with Shutterfly ( SFLY) being today's internet industry loser.

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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