5 Stocks Dragging In The Internet Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.1%) at 15,298 as of Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Internet industry currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.17.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR ( VIPS) is one of the companies pushing the Internet industry lower today. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR is down $2.85 (-8.6%) to $30.14 on heavy volume Thus far, 555,754 shares of Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 576,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.69-$32.49 after having opened the day at $32.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.99.

Vipshop Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online discount retailer for various brands in the People's Republic of China. Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 154.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 84.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Youku Tudou ( YOKU) is down $0.57 (-2.8%) to $20.11 on light volume Thus far, 388,721 shares of Youku Tudou exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.00-$20.57 after having opened the day at $20.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.68.

Youku Tudou 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 Tudou has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Youku Tudou a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Youku Tudou 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 notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Youku Tudou Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Equinix ( EQIX) is down $2.22 (-1.2%) to $189.11 on average volume Thus far, 730,576 shares of Equinix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $187.87-$192.01 after having opened the day at $191.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $191.33.

Equinix, Inc. provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. Equinix has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 72.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Equinix a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Equinix as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Equinix Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Baidu ( BIDU) is down $1.24 (-1.3%) to $95.06 on average volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Baidu exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.18-$95.97 after having opened the day at $95.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.30.

Baidu, Inc. provides Internet search services. Baidu has a market cap of $33.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Baidu a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Baidu as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Baidu Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Yahoo ( YHOO) is down $0.16 (-0.6%) to $26.50 on light volume Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Yahoo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.47-$26.78 after having opened the day at $26.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.66.

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 $28.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Yahoo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 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. Get the full Yahoo Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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 model.

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