ValueClick Inc. (VCLK): Today's Featured Technology Mover

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ValueClick ( VCLK) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.9%. By the end of trading, ValueClick rose 46 cents (1.6%) to $29.04 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.3 million shares of ValueClick exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $28.03-$29.39 after having opened the day at $28.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.58. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: OCZ Technology Group ( OCZ), up 26%, Voltari ( VLTC), up 23.9%, Park City Group ( PCYG), up 21.9%, and Intermolecular ( IMI), up 12.7%.
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ValueClick, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers a suite of products and services that enable marketers to advertise and sell their products and services primarily through online and mobile display advertising, affiliate marketing, and comparison shopping channels. ValueClick has a market cap of $2.11 billion and is part of the internet industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 47.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate ValueClick a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ValueClick as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution ( KONE), down 26.4%, China Information Technology ( CNIT), down 24.7%, E2open ( EOPN), down 24.2%, and Zoom Technologies ( ZOOM), down 21.1%, were all laggards within the technology sector with Telefonica ( TEF) being today's technology sector laggard.

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