E-commerce stocks give ground in a mixed week on Wall Street

The Internet Retailer Online Retail Index lost nearly 1% last week.

Don Davis

After a late summer rally, e-commerce stocks slipped back in the week following Labor Day.

The Internet Retailer Online Retail Index of 25 e-retailers and e-commerce technology providers lost 0.71% last week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a 0.14% gain and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index advanced 0.46%.

Only nine of the 25 stocks in the Online Retail Index advanced, led by DemandTec, a provider of software for optimizing pricing and merchandise assortments.



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

• DemandTec, 8.4%

• VistaPrint, 7.0%

• 1-800-Flowers.com, 6.9%

• Netflix, 5.6%

• RealNetworks, 2.8%

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

• U.S. Auto Parts Network, -7.9%

• LivePerson, -7.1%

• United Online, -5.3%

• Bidz.com, -5.0%

• Systemax, -4.9%

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., 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), Vitacost.com Inc. and VistaPrint Ltd.


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