Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd (QIHU): Today's Featured Internet Laggard

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Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU) pushed the Internet industry lower today making it today's featured Internet laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Qihoo 360 Technology fell $3.31 (-3.8%) to $84.38 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,218,982 shares of Qihoo 360 Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,330,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $82.10-$86.70 after having opened the day at $86.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.69. Other companies within the Internet industry that declined today were: Twitter ( TWTR), down 8.6%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 8.4%, ChinaCache International Holdings ( CCIH), down 7.0% and GrubHub ( GRUB), down 5.6%.

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. provides Internet and mobile security products in the People's Republic of China. Qihoo 360 Technology has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Qihoo 360 Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Qihoo 360 Technology as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation.

On the positive front, Innodata ( INOD), up 13.8%, Global Sources ( GSOL), up 11.0%, CRITEO ( CRTO), up 9.0% and Weibo Corp ADR ( WB), up 6.9% , were all gainers within the internet industry with Facebook ( FB) being today's featured internet industry leader.

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