Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) had its price objective raised by investment analysts at Mizuho from $38.00 to $42.00 in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the digital content provider’s stock. Mizuho’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 0.77% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Yahoo from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 target price on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Vetr upgraded shares of Yahoo from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $43.17 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 5th. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Yahoo in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $41.33.

Analyst Recommendations for Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO)

Shares of Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) opened at 41.68 on Wednesday. The firm’s market cap is $39.67 billion. Yahoo has a 12-month low of $26.15 and a 12-month high of $44.92. The company has a 50 day moving average of $43.14 and a 200-day moving average of $39.30.

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 18th. The digital content provider reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $857 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.31 billion. Yahoo had a negative net margin of 100.08% and a positive return on equity of 0.32%. The firm’s revenue was down 14.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.15 EPS. Analysts predict that Yahoo will post $0.49 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CRO Lisa Utzschneider sold 683 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.03, for a total value of $29,389.49. Following the transaction, the executive now owns 603,484 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,967,916.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 9.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of YHOO. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its position in Yahoo by 55.7% in the second quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,918 shares of the digital content provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 1,044 shares in the last quarter. PineBridge Investments L.P. bought a new position in Yahoo during the second quarter valued at approximately $125,000. MCF Advisors LLC increased its position in Yahoo by 77.2% in the second quarter. MCF Advisors LLC now owns 3,993 shares of the digital content provider’s stock valued at $150,000 after buying an additional 1,740 shares in the last quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA increased its position in Yahoo by 2.7% in the second quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 4,512 shares of the digital content provider’s stock valued at $169,000 after buying an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Picton Mahoney Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of Yahoo during the second quarter valued at about $199,000. 73.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Yahoo Company Profile

Yahoo! Inc (Yahoo), along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in digital information discovery. The Company’s segments include the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific. The Company focuses on informing, connecting and entertaining its users with its search (Yahoo search), communications, including Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger, and digital content products, including Tumblr, and its four verticals, such as Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Lifestyle.

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