Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) | Market To Marissa: I’m Just Not That Into Yahoo

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) [at Forbes] – For reasons that defy logic, in Marissa Mayer’s first 17 months as CEO, Yahoo stock spiked 160%. But since 2014 dawned, Yahoo shares have fallen 18%. Now Yahoo is making noises about trying to compete with HBO and Netflix in the business of creating audience-grabbing content. With a familiar litany of problems in Yahoo’s [...]
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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), currently valued at $33.98B, opened at $33.55.
 
A quick look at the market, the company’s traded between $33.04 to $33.71 and has traded between $22.70 and $41.72 over the past year.
 
Priced at 20.94x this year’s forecasted earnings, YHOO shares are relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 44.81x forward p/e ratio.
 

 
According to a consensus of 27 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. What we find to be interesting is that the full-year EPS estimate of $1.57 is a $0.05 improvement when compared to the previous year’s annual results.
 
The quarterly earnings estimate is predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $1.08 Billion. If reported, that would be a 0.93% increase over the year-ago quarter.
 
In terms of ratings, Gabelli & Co downgraded YHOO from Buy to Hold (Jan 29, 2014). Previously, CRT Capital upgraded YHOO from Fair Value to Buy.
 
When considering if perhaps the stock is under or overvalued, the average price target is $40.83, which is 21.70% above where the stock opened this morning.
 
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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