YY Inc (YY): Today's Featured Internet Laggard

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YY ( YY) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, YY fell $1.11 (-1.8%) to $61.35 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,781,698 shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,696,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $59.66-$63.67 after having opened the day at $62.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.46. Other companies within the Internet industry that declined today were: LiveDeal ( LIVE), down 8.7%, Internet Initiative Japan ( IIJI), down 7.7%, Wix.com ( WIX), down 2.9% and LookSmart ( LOOK), down 2.9%.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. It provides YY Client, a personal computer based user software that offers real-time access to user-created online social activities groups. YY has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 218.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate YY a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YY as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the positive front, Montage Technology Group ( MONT), up 8.0%, ChinaCache International Holdings ( CCIH), up 7.2%, Shutterfly ( SFLY), up 6.9% and Phoenix New Media ( FENG), up 6.8% , were all gainers within the internet industry with Facebook Inc Class A ( FB) being today's featured internet industry leader.

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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