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

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Shutterfly ( SFLY) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Shutterfly fell $5.38 (-10.8%) to $44.29 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,155,384 shares of Shutterfly exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 729,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $42.43-$46.29 after having opened the day at $45.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.67. Other companies within the Internet industry that declined today were: Twitter ( TWTR), down 24.2%, Montage Technology Group ( MONT), down 17.7%, Digital River ( DRIV), down 9.0% and LiveDeal ( LIVE), down 7.7%.

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 $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 positive front, Akamai Technologies ( AKAM), up 20.6%, Yelp ( YELP), up 18.9%, 58.com ( WUBA), up 14.9% and eLong ( LONG), up 11.3% , were all gainers within the internet industry with Google ( GOOG) being today's featured internet industry leader.

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