May 10, 2010, 5:28 PM

Chaos on Wall Street takes its toll on e-commerce stocks

The Internet Retailer Online Retail Index of 25 e-commerce stocks plummeted along with the rest of the stock market late last week. But a few e-retailers survived the carnage, notably Overstock.com, whose share price gained 18.4% on the strength of a positive first quarter earnings report.

The Internet Retailer Online Retail Index of 25 e-commerce stocks plummeted along with the rest of the stock market late last week. But a few e-retailers survived the carnage, notably Overstock.com, whose share price gained 18.4% on the strength of a positive first quarter earnings report.

The Online Retail Index finished the week down 6.26%, in line with the decline in the broader market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 5.71% and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped 6.39% last week.

Only three of the 25 stocks in the Online Retail Index gained last week. Leading the way was web-only discounter Overstock.com, whose shares surged after the company reported a 42.3% increase in first quarter sales and net income of $3.7 million after losing $4 million in the same quarter last year.

Here are the best-performing stocks last week in the Online Retail Index and the percentage change in price for each:

  • Overstock, 18.4%
  • NutriSystem, 11.2%
  • Bidz.com, 10.7%%
  • CyberSource, -0.7%
  • RealNetworks, -4.6%

Here are the Online Retail Index stocks that performed least well last week and the percentage decline in stock price for the week:

  • U.S. Auto Parts Network, -12.6
  • LivePerson, -12.5%
  • United Online, -12.3%
  • Drugstore.com, -12.3%
  • 1-800-Flowers.com, -10.8%

The 25 companies in the Internet Retailer Online Retail Index are: 1-800-Flowers.com Inc., Akamai Technologies, Amazon.com Inc., American Greetings Corp., Art Technology Group Inc., Bidz.com Inc., Blue Nile Inc., CyberSource Corp., DemandTec Inc., Digital River Inc., Drugstore.com Inc., eBay Inc., GSI Commerce Inc., Keynote Systems Inc., LivePerson Inc., Netflix Inc., NutriSystem Inc., Overstock.com Inc., PetMed Express Inc., RealNetworks Inc., Shutterfly Inc., Systemax Inc., U.S. Auto Parts Network, United Online Inc. (owner of FTD.com) and VistaPrint Ltd.

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