Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our modelYahoo ( YHOO) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Yahoo rose $0.46 (1.8%) to $26.21 on average volume. Throughout the day, 13,255,563 shares of Yahoo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17,470,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $25.66-$26.21 after having opened the day at $25.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.75. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: Bitauto Holdings ( BITA), up 6.6%, ChinaCache International Holdings ( CCIH), up 6.5%, Baidu ( BIDU), up 4.2% and LinkedIn ( LNKD), up 4.1%.
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Yahoo! Inc., a technology company, provides search, content, and communication tools on the Web and on mobile devices worldwide. Yahoo has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Yahoo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Yahoo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.