Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM): Today's Featured Internet Winner

Akamai Technologies ( AKAM) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.6%. By the end of trading, Akamai Technologies rose $0.98 (2.2%) to $44.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,830,273 shares of Akamai Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,578,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $43.72-$44.61 after having opened the day at $43.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.52. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: Friendfinder Networks ( FFN), up 7.7%, MeetMe ( MEET), up 7.1%, China Finance Online ( JRJC), up 6.8% and Tremor Video ( TRMR), up 6.0%.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides content delivery and cloud infrastructure services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. Akamai Technologies has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Akamai Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Akamai Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust 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, Angie's List ( ANGI), down 3.5%, TripAdvisor ( TRIP), down 2.4%, Groupon ( GRPN), down 2.0% and Remark Media ( MARK), down 1.8%.

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