Trulia Inc (TRLA): Today's Featured Internet Laggard

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Trulia ( TRLA) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.7%. By the end of trading, Trulia fell $0.56 (-1.9%) to $29.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,854,394 shares of Trulia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,819,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.54-$30.85 after having opened the day at $30.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.33. Other companies within the Internet industry that declined today were: Care.com ( CRCM), down 14.8%, LiveDeal ( LIVE), down 8.4%, Demand Media ( DMD), down 7.9% and Remark Media ( MARK), down 3.8%.

Trulia, Inc. provides tools to research homes and neighborhoods for consumers through Web and mobile applications. The company, through its tools, also enables real estate professionals to market their listings. Trulia has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 14.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Trulia a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trulia as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front, 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% , were all gainers within the internet industry with YY ( YY) being today's featured internet industry leader.

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