Shutterfly Inc. (SFLY): Today's Featured Internet Winner

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Shutterfly ( SFLY) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.0%. By the end of trading, Shutterfly rose $0.79 (1.7%) to $46.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 745,637 shares of Shutterfly exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 803,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $44.73-$47.06 after having opened the day at $45.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.98. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: LiveDeal ( LIVE), up 24.6%, LookSmart ( LOOK), up 7.8%, Angie's List ( ANGI), up 3.2% and Professional Diversity Network ( IPDN), up 2.9%.

Shutterfly, Inc. provides digital personalized photo products and services in the United States. It offers a range of personalized photo-based products and services for consumers to upload, edit, enhance, organize, find, share, create, print, and preserve their memories. Shutterfly has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 90.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Shutterfly a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Shutterfly as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. 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 negative front, Bitauto Holdings ( BITA), down 9.2%, Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU), down 8.9%, Autobytel ( ABTL), down 7.6% and Yandex ( YNDX), down 7.0% , were all laggards within the internet industry with eBay ( EBAY) being today's internet industry laggard.

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