investingfromtheright

I am retired and take educated guesses on all things financial.

April 30, 2007

May 1, 2007: The WEB: ranks and picks



I almost forgot, in addition to being Jesus of Global Warming, Al Gore claimed to invent the internet a few years ago. Brilliant guy, he is.


Credit Suisse First Boston recently released a thorough analysis of web companies working various internet formats, along with stock recommendations. I have studied the report and give you a snippet that may help you if you are interested as an investor - or, just a lurker on the net.

The Top Ten Web US Web Properties, in order:

Fox Interactive Media
Yahoo!Sites
Google Sites
Microsoft Sites
Time Warner Network
FACEBOOK.COM
eBay
CRAIGSLIST.ORG
Comcast Corporation
Viacom Digital

Very important for advertisement and promotional views ($$$)


Top US Work and Home Weekly Traffic:

Active users 145,683,686 per week - this is amazing to me.

Unique users most popular Web sites in order:

Yahoo!....the leader by far
Google....next three are very close
MSN
Time Warner
eBay
Amazon
EarthLink...the following quite a bit less
1-800-Flowers.com
Bankrate
CNet
Electronic Arts
Housevalues
Interactive
LOOPNET
Netflix
Orbitz
PriceLine
RealNetworks
United Online
WebMD
Expedia

Some recommended stocks from an extensive list:

aQuantive (AQNT)
Bankrate (RATE)
Earthlink, Inc. (ELNK)
eBay (EBAY)
Google (GOOG)
Liberty Interactive (LINTA)
Microsoft (MSFT)
Monster Worldwide (MNST)
Netflix (NFLX)
Priceline (PCLN)
ValueClick (VCLK)
Yahoo (YHOO)

Enjoy lurking.

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