3 Stocks Pushing The Internet Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 51 points (-0.3%) at 18,140 as of Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,286 issues advancing vs. 1,726 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Internet industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Autohome ( ATHM) is one of the companies pushing the Internet industry higher today. As of noon trading, Autohome is up $1.71 (3.4%) to $51.80 on heavy volume. Thus far, 860,888 shares of Autohome exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.19-$52.80 after having opened the day at $50.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.09.

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Autohome Inc. operates as an online destination for automobile consumers in the People's Republic of China. Autohome has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 38.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Autohome a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Autohome as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Autohome Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SouFun Holdings ( SFUN) is up $0.40 (5.3%) to $8.00 on average volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of SouFun Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.62-$8.05 after having opened the day at $7.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.60.

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SouFun Holdings Limited operates a real estate Internet portal, and home furnishing and improvement Websites in the People's Republic of China. SouFun Holdings has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate SouFun Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SouFun Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full SouFun Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU) is up $1.73 (3.0%) to $58.73 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Qihoo 360 Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.33-$59.84 after having opened the day at $57.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.00.

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Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides Internet services in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through Internet Services and Others segments. Qihoo 360 Technology has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Qihoo 360 Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Qihoo 360 Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Qihoo 360 Technology Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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