Youku Tudou Inc ADR Repr Class A (YOKU): Today's Featured Internet Laggard

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Youku Tudou Inc ADR repr Class A ( YOKU) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Youku Tudou Inc ADR repr Class A fell $0.60 (-1.9%) to $30.37 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,013,476 shares of Youku Tudou Inc ADR repr Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,252,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.68-$30.93 after having opened the day at $30.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.97. Other companies within the Internet industry that declined today were: LiveDeal ( LIVE), down 8.0%, China Finance Online ( JRJC), down 6.5%, SouFun Holdings ( SFUN), down 6.2% and Rediff.com India ( REDF), down 5.7%.

Youku Tudou Inc. operates as an Internet television company in the People's Republic of China. Its Internet television platform enables consumers to search, view, and share video content across various devices. Youku Tudou Inc ADR repr Class A has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Youku Tudou Inc ADR repr Class A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Youku Tudou Inc ADR repr Class A 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), up 7.1%, Net Element ( NETE), up 5.3%, Phoenix New Media ( FENG), up 5.0% and SINA Corporation ( SINA), up 4.3% , were all gainers within the internet industry with Amazon.com ( AMZN) being today's featured internet industry leader.

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