NetEase Inc (NTES): Today's Featured Internet Winner

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NetEase ( NTES) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, NetEase rose $1.29 (1.8%) to $72.56 on light volume. Throughout the day, 544,272 shares of NetEase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 778,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $70.06-$72.65 after having opened the day at $70.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.27. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: SINA Corporation ( SINA), up 6.8%, Twitter ( TWTR), up 5.8%, Tremor Video ( TRMR), up 5.2% and Baidu ( BIDU), up 4.7%.

NetEase, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in online games, Internet portal, e-mail, and wireless value-added services businesses in China. The company operates through three segments: Online Game Services; Advertising Services; and E-mail, Wireless Value-added Services, and Others. NetEase has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 67.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate NetEase a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NetEase as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, China Finance Online ( JRJC), down 9.5%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 6.6%, Autobytel ( ABTL), down 5.4% and Phoenix New Media ( FENG), down 4.2%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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