Facebook Inc Class A (FB): Today's Featured Internet Winner

Facebook Inc Class A ( FB) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.1%. By the end of trading, Facebook Inc Class A rose $0.37 (1.4%) to $26.28 on light volume. Throughout the day, 24,127,990 shares of Facebook Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 36,785,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $25.65-$26.43 after having opened the day at $25.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.91. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: Deltathree ( DDDC), up 120.6%, SouFun Holdings ( SFUN), up 7.3%, Travelzoo ( TZOO), up 7.3% and Bankrate ( RATE), up 7.2%.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. Facebook Inc Class A has a market cap of $45.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Facebook Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Facebook Inc Class A as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, MeetMe ( MEET), down 6.7%, Mediabistro ( MBIS), down 5.7%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 5.6% and Phoenix New Media ( FENG), down 3.3% , were all laggards within the internet industry with Mercadolibre ( MELI) being today's internet industry laggard.

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