Top Nav

Five Internet Companies that Boosted Traffic Last Month

U.S. Internet traffic was up 1% last month from the previous January. Some web-based companies performed even better than that.

Here is a rundown of which publicly traded Internet companies saw their unique visitor numbers rise fastest in the first month of 2013 – and how it impacted the price of these tech stocks today:

  • Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO): According to ComScore, Yahoo! traffic was up 5% from last January – same as it was in December. The good news pushed shares up 2% today, and the stock has now risen 8.3% in the last month.
  • Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN): The end of the holiday season did little to stop people from visiting the online shopping giant in large droves. Amazon traffic was up 5% from the previous January. Nevertheless, shares dipped 1.8% on Monday.
  • Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN): Traffic increased 25% year-over-year, but the stock fell 0.7% today.
  • Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY): The online photo-sharing site attracted 11% more unique visitors than it did last January – following a 10% year-to-year increase in December. But again, the big traffic gains did little for the share price – the stock was down 2.7% today.
  • LinkedIn (NASDAQ: LNKD): The online network for professionals demonstrated impressive growth last month – especially when compared to rival Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). LinkedIn’s traffic increased 18% in January; Facebook’s declined 11%. In this case, investors took notice – LNKD shares rose 3.3% to a new all-time high of $155.41.

Strike Price Offer

The Strike Price is your leading resource for insight into the world of options trading. Chief options analyst Andy Crowder will guide you through the best options strategies—telling you exactly where he's putting his money, and how you can make safe, reliable gains from some simple options trades. Your FREE subscription also includes Andy’s report "The One Vital Rule for Every Options Trade"—which reveals the #1 rule to achieve a high win-rate in every options trade.
You've successfully subscribed, click the link in your email to confirm your subscription.
There was an error, and you have not been subscribed, please try again.