November 23, 2010, 11:35 AM

E-commerce stocks limp into the holiday season

The Internet Retailer Online Retail Index slipped 0.61% last week.

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Despite a strong report on third quarter e-retail sales last week, the Internet Retailer Online Retail Index fell 0.61% last week in a mixed week on Wall Street.

By contrast, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.10% for the week, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index eked out a gain of 0.04%.

The Online Retail Index tracks 25 online retailers and e-commerce technology providers. Of those 25 stocks, 10 advanced, led by technology vendor DemandTec, while GSI Commerce was the big loser among the 15 stocks that lost ground.



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

• DemandTec, 8.1%

• Vitacost, 5.4%

• Shutterfly, 4.5%

• American Greetings, 3.2%

•, 1.9%

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

• GSI, -14.7%

•Blue Nile, -6.9%

• Systemax, -4.6%

•United Online, -3.2%

•, -3.1%

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

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