In today’s session Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) recorded an unusually high (3,016) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 put, expecting serious YHOO decrease. With 3,016 contracts traded and 154784 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: YHOO170120P00038000 closed last at: $0.63 or 4.5% down. About 2.60M shares traded hands. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has risen 9.78% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.76% the S&P500.
Analysts await Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.14 earnings per share, up 600.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.02 per share. YHOO’s profit will be $133.29 million for 73.80 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual earnings per share reported by Yahoo! Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 133.33% EPS growth.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Ratings Coverage
Out of 33 analysts covering Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), 16 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 16 “Hold”. This means 48% are positive. $62 is the highest target while $31 is the lowest. The $41.99 average target is 1.60% above today’s ($41.33) stock price. Yahoo! Inc. has been the topic of 105 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, October 9. The stock of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has “Positive” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Susquehanna. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, September 9 report. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, April 20 report. As per Tuesday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, December 9 report. The stock of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, October 21. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, July 19. Pivotal Research upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $36.0 target price in Monday, January 25 report. The stock of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 20 by CLSA.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Yahoo! Inc. is a global Internet communications, commerce and media company that offers a comprehensive branded network of services. As one of the first online navigational guides to the World Wide Web, Yahoo! is one of the leading guides in terms of traffic, advertising, and household and business user reach. The company also provides online business and enterprise services designed to enhance the productivity and Web presence of Yahoo!’s clients.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.05, from 0.83 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 61 funds sold all Yahoo! Inc. shares owned while 208 reduced positions. 50 funds bought stakes while 174 increased positions. They now own 608.46 million shares or 13.00% less from 699.40 million shares in 2016Q1.
Lpl Ltd Liability Corp holds 39,846 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. First Foundation Advisors, a California-based fund reported 10,106 shares. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan owns 30,000 shares or 0.24% of their US portfolio. The Switzerland-based Banque Pictet & Cie Sa has invested 0.02% in Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). Metropolitan Life Insur Ny, a New York-based fund reported 455,492 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky reported 115,800 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Voloridge Inv Limited Co owns 1.46 million shares or 1.57% of their US portfolio. Twin Inc holds 1.36M shares or 9.21% of its portfolio. New Jersey Better Educational Savings holds 20,000 shares or 0.51% of its portfolio. Deere & owns 102,350 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. Pictet Asset Limited owns 1.74M shares or 0.26% of their US portfolio. Geneva Advsr Limited Liability Corp last reported 0.02% of its portfolio in the stock. Dubuque Comml Bank And Trust accumulated 405 shares or 0% of the stock. Kemnay Advisory has 5.98% invested in the company for 205,240 shares. Bartlett And Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO).
Insider Transactions: Since June 1, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 16 selling transactions for $372,733 net activity. 683 Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) shares with value of $25,435 were sold by Utzschneider Lisa.
Yahoo! Inc. , along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in digital information discovery. The company has a market cap of $39.35 billion. The Company’s divisions include the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm 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.
YHOO Company Profile
Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo), along with its subsidiaries, incorporated in 1995, is engaged in digital information discovery. The Firm 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 over four verticals, such as Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Lifestyle. The Company’s divisions include the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific.
Another recent and important Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) news was published by Wsj.com which published an article titled: “Yahoo Looking to Determine If Hacker Has Access to User Accounts” on November 09, 2016.
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