Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) | Yahoo And The Turnaround That Could Be

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) [at Seeking Alpha] – Yahoo ( YHOO ) started out as one of the very first email and search services, yet it quickly fell from grace as Google ( GOOG ) jumped into the scene. Since then, shares have been fledging. Marissa Mayer …
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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), with a current value of $39.54B, started trading this morning at $39.76.
 
Shares have traded today between $38.95 and $39.94 per share with its 52-week range being $21.95 to $41.72.
 
Priced at 24.97x this year’s forecasted earnings, YHOO shares are relatively expensive compared to the industry’s 6.70x forward p/e ratio.
 

 
According to a consensus of 28 analysts, the earnings estimate of $0.37 per share would be $0.01 worse than the year-ago quarter and a $0.04 sequential decrease. Furthermore, our analysis shows the full-year EPS estimate to be $1.58, which would be a $0.06 improvement when compared to the last year’s annual results.
 
The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $1.08 Billion. If realized, that would be a 0.93% increase over the year-ago quarter.
 
More recently, Gabelli & Co downgraded YHOO from Buy to Hold (Jan 29, 2014). Previously, CRT Capital upgraded YHOO from Fair Value to Buy.
 
The average price target for YHOO shares by the analysts covering it is $41.16, which is 3.52% above where the stock opened.
 
Summary (NASDAQ:YHOO) :  Yahoo! Inc. operates as a technology company worldwide. The company offers search products, including Yahoo Search that serves as a starting point to navigate the Internet and discover information; and Yahoo Answers, which enables users to seek, discover, and share knowledge and opinions across mobile phones, tablets, and desktop. It also provides communications products, such as Yahoo Mail that connects users to the people and things; Yahoo Messenger, an instant messaging service; and Yahoo Groups, which enables users to join groups based on shared interests and involvements. In addition, the company offers digital magazines comprising Yahoo.com that brings together the relevant content; My Yahoo, a customizable homepage; Yahoo Weather, which provides users with weather conditions and information for various cities and locations; Yahoo News that offers news through text, photos, and video; Yahoo Sports, which serves audiences of digital sports enthusiasts; Yahoo Finance that offers financial data, information, and tools, which facilitate users to make financial decisions; and Yahoo Entertainment and Lifestyles, a collection of properties focused on various trends and information in culture, women’s issues, and media. Further, it provides original, premium, and third-party news, finance, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle video content through various Yahoo properties, including Yahoo Screen and Yahoo Smart TV; Flickr, a Web and mobile photo management and sharing service; and Tumblr that offers a Web service and mobile applications, which facilitate users to create and share content of various kinds. Additionally, the company’s advertiser offerings include Search Advertising, Native Advertising, Yahoo Audience Ads, Yahoo Premium Ads, and Yahoo Video; and ad platforms comprise Yahoo Ad Manager, Yahoo Ad Manager Plus, and Yahoo Ad Exchange. It has approximately 800 million monthly users. Yahoo! Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
 
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