Vetr downgraded shares of Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report published on Monday. The brokerage currently has $45.91 price target on the digital content provider’s stock.

YHOO has been the subject of a number of other reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a hold rating on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. B. Riley reaffirmed a neutral rating and issued a $44.00 target price on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Monday, October 24th. JMP Securities reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, Susquehanna reissued a buy rating on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Monday, July 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have issued a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $42.91.

Shares of Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) opened at 41.21 on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $42.34 and its 200-day moving average is $39.83. Yahoo has a 1-year low of $26.15 and a 1-year high of $44.92. The stock’s market cap is $39.45 billion.

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 18th. The digital content provider reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.06. Yahoo had a negative net margin of 96.74% and a positive return on equity of 0.16%. The firm had revenue of $857 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.31 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.15 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 14.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Yahoo will post $0.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Yahoo news, CRO Lisa Utzschneider sold 683 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.28, for a total value of $28,877.24. Following the completion of the sale, the executive now owns 609,672 shares in the company, valued at $25,776,932.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. 9.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of YHOO. Jericho Capital Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Yahoo during the first quarter worth $123,399,000. Para Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Yahoo during the first quarter worth $920,000. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC boosted its stake in shares of Yahoo by 176.6% in the first quarter. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC now owns 154,900 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $5,702,000 after buying an additional 98,900 shares in the last quarter. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Yahoo during the first quarter worth $952,000. Finally, TCI Fund Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Yahoo during the first quarter worth $530,211,000. Institutional investors own 73.92% of the company’s stock.

About Yahoo

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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