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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 55.52 points (-0.3%) at 17,690 as of Friday, July 31, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,938 issues advancing vs. 1,140 declining with 130 unchanged.

The Internet industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.2%. Top gainers within the Internet industry included Rediff.com India ( REDF), up 2.3%, Sify Technologies ( SIFY), up 2.2%, SMTP ( SMTP), up 10.2%, TheStreet ( TST), up 2.8% and Net Element ( NETE), up 54.1%.

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

SMTP ( SMTP) is one of the companies that pushed the Internet industry higher today. SMTP was up $0.61 (10.2%) to $6.56 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 59,092 shares of SMTP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.95-$6.75 after having opened the day at $5.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.95.

SMTP, Inc. provides business-to-business marketing and communications products and services worldwide. SMTP has a market cap of $33.2 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate SMTP a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates SMTP 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 deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SMTP go as follows:

  • SMTP's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 5.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 120.5%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • SMTP has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. To add to this, SMTP has a quick ratio of 2.14, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, regardless of the company's weak earnings results. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Internet Software & Services industry and the overall market, SMTP INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.58 million or 669.30% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: SMTP Ratings Report

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At the close, Sify Technologies ( SIFY) was up $0.03 (2.2%) to $1.39 on average volume. Throughout the day, 51,481 shares of Sify Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 44,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.34-$1.40 after having opened the day at $1.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.36.

Sify Technologies Limited provides integrated information and communications technology solutions and services in India. Sify Technologies has a market cap of $244.6 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Sify Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Sify Technologies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SIFY go as follows:

  • SIFY's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.6%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displaying stagnant earnings per share.
  • 38.60% is the gross profit margin for SIFY TECHNOLOGIES LTD -ADR which we consider to be strong. Regardless of SIFY's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, SIFY's net profit margin of 2.49% is significantly lower than the industry average.
  • SIFY TECHNOLOGIES LTD -ADR reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. Stable Earnings per share over the past year indicate the company has sound management over its earnings and share float. During the past fiscal year, SIFY TECHNOLOGIES LTD -ADR's EPS of $0.04 remained unchanged from the prior years' EPS of $0.04.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Internet Software & Services industry average. The net income has significantly decreased by 28.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.88 million to $1.34 million.
  • SIFY's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 33.18%, which is also worse than the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Although its share price is down sharply from a year ago, do not assume that it can now be tagged as cheap and attractive. The reality is that, based on its current price in relation to its earnings, SIFY is still more expensive than most of the other companies in its industry.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Sify Technologies Ratings Report

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Rediff.com India ( REDF) was another company that pushed the Internet industry higher today. Rediff.com India was up $0.04 (2.3%) to $1.79 on average volume. Throughout the day, 30,535 shares of Rediff.com India exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.65-$1.80 after having opened the day at $1.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.75.

Rediff.com India has a market cap of $47.5 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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