Yandex NV (YNDX): Today's Featured Internet Laggard

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Yandex ( YNDX) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, Yandex fell $0.59 (-1.8%) to $32.76 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,563,898 shares of Yandex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,573,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.92-$32.94 after having opened the day at $32.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.35. Other companies within the Internet industry that declined today were: Friendfinder Networks ( FFN), down 21.6%, Synacor ( SYNC), down 12.7%, Deltathree ( DDDC), down 10.5% and Zillow ( Z), down 7.7%.

Yandex N.V., an Internet and technology company, operates an Internet search engine in Russia and internationally. Yandex has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 54.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Yandex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yandex 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 find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the positive front, Phoenix New Media ( FENG), up 6.2%, BroadVision ( BVSN), up 5.1%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), up 3.5% and LiveDeal ( LIVE), up 3.5% , were all gainers within the internet industry with AOL ( AOL) being today's featured internet industry leader.

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