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

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YY ( YY) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.7%. By the end of trading, YY rose $4.00 (5.7%) to $74.83 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,839,357 shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,589,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $71.08-$77.57 after having opened the day at $71.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.83. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), up 106.6%, Bitauto Holdings ( BITA), up 11.8%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), up 6.7% and Autohome Inc ADR ( ATHM), up 6.1%.

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 $3.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 35.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 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 negative front, Care.com ( CRCM), down 14.8%, LiveDeal ( LIVE), down 8.4%, Demand Media ( DMD), down 7.9% and Remark Media ( MARK), down 3.8% , were all laggards within the internet industry with Trulia ( TRLA) being today's internet industry laggard.

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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