Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO): Up to Date Analyst Ratings

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) registered a 0.27% increase, still its new closing price is 58.09% up from the company’s 1 year high of 44.92.It posted 6.90% gains in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 18 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 0 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 0 sells versus 5 buy or better ratings. The 29 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $45.86, with individual PT in the $32.00-$55.00 range. The shares moved at $41.34, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 34.97% in twelve months’ time.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a 6.90% rise year to date. A Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Friday December 30, 2016. Utzschneider Lisa sold 683 shares in the company at $38.72 each and collected $26,000 in proceeds. Utzschneider Lisa now owns 584,922 shares in the company after this transaction. A Chief Revenue Officer in the company, Utzschneider Lisa, disclosed a transaction on Wednesday December 21, 2016 that ended up generating $28,001 from the sale of 732 shares at $39.08 per share.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Upcoming Results on Tap

Yahoo! Inc. will next provide financial results for the March 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.16 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $1.21 billion.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $1.31 billion in revenue and EPS of $0.20. The mean forecast was for $1.3 billion and $0.14 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $1.31 billion , with earnings at $0.09/share.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Brokerage Update 

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is in Jefferies’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were downgraded to Hold from Buy by Jefferies, according to news reported on Friday October 21, 2016.Another important research note was issued by Needham on Tuesday October 18, 2016.The firm downgraded YHOO to Hold from Buy. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), have changed 8.90% and -4.35%, respectively.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) will Change Name to Altaba after $4.8 billion sale to Verizon

Internet giant Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced on Monday that it will whittle down its board after finalized its deal with Verizon Communications Inc., and several longtime directors, including Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and co-founder David Filo, will not remain as directors.

The company also said that following the sale of its core internet business, it will change the name to Altaba Inc. from RemainCo, Yahoo said in a regulatory filing. Altaba’s outstanding assets comprise Yahoo’s stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Yahoo Japan.

The name Altaba is derived from the words “alternate” and “Alibaba.”

Meanwhile it also said that Mr. Eric Brandt, who joined Yahoo’s board last March and is the former CFO of Broadcom Corp., will become chairman of Altaba. He will be joined by four other directors who are currently on Yahoo’s board, including Thomas McInerney, who was part of the independent committee of Yahoo directors running the auction process last year.

All these changes are expected following the close of the almost $4.8 billion sale to Verizon, which has been threatened by two huge breaches of Yahoo’s user data. In the filing, Yahoo mentioned the fact that there are chances that Verizon could dismiss its purchase of Yahoo or renegotiate the terms because of the hacks.

In the recent days Verizon has looked less convinced that the deal will go through especially following a second breach of one billion accounts was exposed last month. The breaches could be a material event that would allow Verizon to change the terms of the deal, executives have said.

According to the statement, Six Yahoo directors are on the exit list following the Verizon sale, including Ms. Mayer, Mr. Filo and Maynard Webb Jr., a director since February 2012, who was named chairman in August 2013. Mr. Webb, as of Monday, became chairman emeritus.

Current Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) PT Means Stock Is Worth Almost $55

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), with 6.74% gains in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 30 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 12 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 22 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $45.86, with individual targets in the range of $32 to $55. The shares ended last trade at $41.34, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 10.93 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 6.9 jumped so far this year. A Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday December 30, 2016. Utzschneider Lisa offloaded 683 shares in the company at a per-share price of $38.72 and ended up generating $26,450 in proceeds. Utzschneider Lisa retains 584,922 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Chief Revenue Officer in the company, Utzschneider Lisa, on Wednesday December 21, 2016 collected $28,610 from the sale of 732 shares at a per-share price of $38.72. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading YHOO stock at the current market price of $41.34/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2017 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.21 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 61.54 per cent year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $1.38B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Yahoo! Inc. generated nearly $1.31B in sales and net income of $0.2/share. That compares with the mean forecast $1.3B and $0.14/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $1.31B, with EPS at $0.09.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Analyst Rating News

Jefferies is following shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Jefferies, in a research note issued to clients on Friday October 21, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Needham on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on YHOO from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 3.2% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -7.97% fall in value from company’s one year high of $44.92. The stock is currently holding above its 50-day SMA of $40.12 and above its 200-day SMA of $40.71. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), have changed -5.42% and 10.18%, respectively.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Insider Activities Are in the Air

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), with 0.62% gains in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 30 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 12 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 22 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $45.86, with individual targets in the range of $32 to $55. The shares ended last trade at $38.9, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 17.89 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 0.59 jumped so far this year. A Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Wednesday December 21, 2016. Utzschneider Lisa offloaded 732 shares in the company at a per-share price of $39.08 and ended up generating $28,610 in proceeds. Utzschneider Lisa retains 587,331 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Chief Revenue Officer in the company, Utzschneider Lisa, on Friday December 09, 2016 collected $14,080 from the sale of 339 shares at a per-share price of $39.08. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading YHOO stock at the current market price of $38.9/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2017 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.21 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 61.54 per cent year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $1.38B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Yahoo! Inc. generated nearly $1.31B in sales and net income of $0.2/share. That compares with the mean forecast $1.3B and $0.14/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $1.31B, with EPS at $0.09.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Analyst Rating News

Jefferies is following shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Jefferies, in a research note issued to clients on Friday October 21, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Needham on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on YHOO from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 0.59% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -13.4% fall in value from company’s one year high of $44.92. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $40.12 and below its 200-day SMA of $40.71. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), have changed -9.81% and 3.73%, respectively.

Latest Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Target Price Suggests Stock Is Worth $45.86/Share

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), with -1.3% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 30 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 12 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 22 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $45.86, with individual targets in the range of $32 to $55. The shares ended last trade at $38.64, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 18.69 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 16.18 jumped so far this year. A Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Wednesday December 21, 2016. Utzschneider Lisa offloaded 732 shares in the company at a per-share price of $39.08 and ended up generating $28,610 in proceeds. Utzschneider Lisa retains 587,331 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Chief Revenue Officer in the company, Utzschneider Lisa, on Friday December 09, 2016 collected $14,080 from the sale of 339 shares at a per-share price of $39.08. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading YHOO stock at the current market price of $38.64/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.21 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 61.54 per cent year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $1.38B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Yahoo! Inc. generated nearly $1.31B in sales and net income of $0.2/share. That compares with the mean forecast $1.3B and $0.14/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $1.31B, with EPS at $0.09.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Analyst Rating News

Jefferies is following shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Jefferies, in a research note issued to clients on Friday October 21, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Needham on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on YHOO from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted -0.23% fall in value, its new closing price reflects a -13.98% fall in value from company’s one year high of $44.92. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $40.18 and below its 200-day SMA of $40.61. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), have changed -9.23% and 2.88%, respectively.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) on December 23, 2016 announced that State Farm® is kicking off a new campaign on Yahoo Sports to connect with basketball fans throughout the 2016-2017 season. As part of these efforts, State Farm will engage fans through custom integrations across Yahoo Sports, with a special focus on The Vertical with Woj, as well as extensive video, native and display advertising.

State Farm, which has been a sponsor of the NBA since 2010, is collaborating with Yahoo to extend its digital advertising efforts this year and find unique ways to reach basketball fans across screens. As part of State Farm’s new digital campaign, the brand will sponsor some of Yahoo Sports’ top NBA content including The Vertical with Woj, a hub for NBA news, information and storytelling on Yahoo Sports run by NBA insider, Adrian Wojnarowski. When The Vertical launched in January 2016, State Farm was a premier sponsor. Following this success and The Vertical’s continued growth, State Farm is back as a sponsor this season. With high-impact display and video ads, as well as branded integrations within top video series, State Farm will connect with sports fans on The Vertical. In particular, the brand will feature its Right Combination Play content as part of a new custom branded integration within The Woj Report, a popular video series in which Adrian Wojnarowski offers his unique insider perspective and analyzes the NBA’s biggest storylines on The Vertical.

The Insider Activity Don’t Lie: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), with 1.3% gains in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 30 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 12 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 22 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $45.86, with individual targets in the range of $32 to $55. The shares ended last trade at $38.92, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 17.83 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 17.02 jumped so far this year. A Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Wednesday December 21, 2016. Utzschneider Lisa offloaded 732 shares in the company at a per-share price of $39.08 and ended up generating $28,610 in proceeds. Utzschneider Lisa retains 587,331 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Chief Revenue Officer in the company, Utzschneider Lisa, on Friday December 09, 2016 collected $14,080 from the sale of 339 shares at a per-share price of $39.08. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading YHOO stock at the current market price of $38.92/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.21 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 61.54 per cent year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $1.38B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Yahoo! Inc. generated nearly $1.31B in sales and net income of $0.2/share. That compares with the mean forecast $1.3B and $0.14/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $1.31B, with EPS at $0.09.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Analyst Rating News

Jefferies is following shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Jefferies, in a research note issued to clients on Friday October 21, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Needham on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on YHOO from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 0.67% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -13.36% fall in value from company’s one year high of $44.92. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $40.33 and below its 200-day SMA of $40.64. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), have changed -10.26% and 7.99%, respectively.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) at $38.5: How much higher it can go

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), with 0.23% gains in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 30 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 12 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 23 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $45.78, with individual targets in the range of $32 to $55. The shares ended last trade at $38.5, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 18.91 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 15.75 jumped so far this year. A Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday December 09, 2016. Utzschneider Lisa offloaded 339 shares in the company at a per-share price of $41.52 and ended up generating $14,080 in proceeds. Utzschneider Lisa retains 589,913 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Chief Revenue Officer in the company, Utzschneider Lisa, on Wednesday November 30, 2016 collected $28,430 from the sale of 683 shares at a per-share price of $41.52. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading YHOO stock at the current market price of $38.5/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.21 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 61.54 per cent year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $1.38B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Yahoo! Inc. generated nearly $1.31B in sales and net income of $0.2/share. That compares with the mean forecast $1.3B and $0.14/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $1.31B, with EPS at $0.09.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Analyst Rating News

Jefferies is following shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Jefferies, in a research note issued to clients on Friday October 21, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Needham on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on YHOO from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted -1.66% fall in value, its new closing price reflects a -14.29% fall in value from company’s one year high of $44.92. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $40.43 and below its 200-day SMA of $40.54. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), have changed -10.05% and 6.24%, respectively.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) on December 14, 2016 reported that it has identified data security issues concerning certain Yahoo user accounts. Yahoo has taken steps to secure user accounts and is working closely with law enforcement.

As Yahoo previously disclosed in November, law enforcement provided the company with data files that a third party claimed was Yahoo user data. The company analyzed this data with the assistance of outside forensic experts and found that it appears to be Yahoo user data. Based on further analysis of this data by the forensic experts, Yahoo believes an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. The company has not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft. Yahoo believes this incident is likely distinct from the incident the company disclosed on September 22, 2016.

For potentially affected accounts, the stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The investigation indicates that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information. Payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system the company believes was affected.

Yahoo is notifying potentially affected users and has taken steps to secure their accounts, including requiring users to change their passwords. Yahoo has also invalidated unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO): Updated Analyst Ratings

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), with -5.57% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 30 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 12 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 23 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $45.78, with individual targets in the range of $32 to $55. The shares ended last trade at $39.16, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 16.91 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 17.74 jumped so far this year. A Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday December 09, 2016. Utzschneider Lisa offloaded 339 shares in the company at a per-share price of $41.52 and ended up generating $14,080 in proceeds. Utzschneider Lisa retains 589,913 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Chief Revenue Officer in the company, Utzschneider Lisa, on Wednesday November 30, 2016 collected $28,430 from the sale of 683 shares at a per-share price of $41.52. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading YHOO stock at the current market price of $39.16/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.21 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 61.54 per cent year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $1.38B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Yahoo! Inc. generated nearly $1.31B in sales and net income of $0.2/share. That compares with the mean forecast $1.3B and $0.14/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $1.31B, with EPS at $0.09.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Analyst Rating News

Jefferies is following shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Jefferies, in a research note issued to clients on Friday October 21, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Needham on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on YHOO from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 1.93% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -12.82% fall in value from company’s one year high of $44.92. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $40.56 and below its 200-day SMA of $40.56. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), have changed -11.28% and 4.82%, respectively.

Current Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) PT Means Stock Is Worth Almost $55

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), with -7.54% losses in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 0 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 0 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 23 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $45.78, with individual targets in the range of $32 to $55. The shares ended last trade at $38.61, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 18.57 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 16.09 jumped so far this year. A Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday December 09, 2016. Utzschneider Lisa offloaded 339 shares in the company at a per-share price of $41.52 and ended up generating $14,080 in proceeds. Utzschneider Lisa retains 589,913 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Chief Revenue Officer in the company, Utzschneider Lisa, on Wednesday November 30, 2016 collected $28,430 from the sale of 683 shares at a per-share price of $41.52. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading YHOO stock at the current market price of $38.61/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.21 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 61.54 per cent year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $1.38B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Yahoo! Inc. generated nearly $1.31B in sales and net income of $0.2/share. That compares with the mean forecast $1.3B and $0.14/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $1.31B, with EPS at $0.09.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Analyst Rating News

Jefferies is following shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Jefferies, in a research note issued to clients on Friday October 21, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Needham on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on YHOO from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted 0.52% rise in value, its new closing price reflects a -14.05% fall in value from company’s one year high of $44.92. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $40.72 and below its 200-day SMA of $40.49. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), have changed -10.6% and 3.54%, respectively.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) on December 14, 2016 reported that it has identified data security issues concerning certain Yahoo user accounts. Yahoo has taken steps to secure user accounts and is working closely with law enforcement.

As Yahoo previously disclosed in November, law enforcement provided the company with data files that a third party claimed was Yahoo user data. The company analyzed this data with the assistance of outside forensic experts and found that it appears to be Yahoo user data. Based on further analysis of this data by the forensic experts, Yahoo believes an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. The company has not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft. Yahoo believes this incident is likely distinct from the incident the company disclosed on September 22, 2016.

For potentially affected accounts, the stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The investigation indicates that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information. Payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system the company believes was affected.

Yahoo is notifying potentially affected users and has taken steps to secure their accounts, including requiring users to change their passwords. Yahoo has also invalidated unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account.

Current Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) PT Means Stock Is Worth Almost $55

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), with 0.96% gains in previous 5 sessions, is under coverage of 31 analysts who collectively assign a hold rating on stock. 13 of the brokerages firms have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 24 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $46.13, with individual targets in the range of $32 to $55. The shares ended last trade at $40.91, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 12.76 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 23 jumped so far this year. A Chief Revenue Officer at Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) sold shares in a trading activity completed on Friday December 09, 2016. Utzschneider Lisa offloaded 339 shares in the company at a per-share price of $41.52 and ended up generating $14,080 in proceeds. Utzschneider Lisa retains 589,913 shares in the stock after this transaction. A Chief Revenue Officer in the company, Utzschneider Lisa, on Wednesday November 30, 2016 collected $28,430 from the sale of 683 shares at a per-share price of $41.52. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Earnings on Tap

Investors interested in trading YHOO stock at the current market price of $40.91/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the December 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, equity analysts expect the stock to deliver $0.21 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 61.54 per cent year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same quarter is predicted to arrive at $1.38B.

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Yahoo! Inc. generated nearly $1.31B in sales and net income of $0.2/share. That compares with the mean forecast $1.3B and $0.14/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $1.31B, with EPS at $0.09.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Analyst Rating News

Jefferies is following shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), so its rating change is noteworthy. The company stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy, wrote analysts at Jefferies, in a research note issued to clients on Friday October 21, 2016. There was another key research note provided by Needham on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on YHOO from Buy to Hold.

Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted -1.35% fall in value, its new closing price reflects a -8.93% fall in value from company’s one year high of $44.92. The stock is currently holding below its 50-day SMA of $40.92 and above its 200-day SMA of $40.52. Over the last 3 months and over the last 6 months, the shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), have changed -7% and 9.41%, respectively.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) recently reported that it has identified data security issues concerning certain Yahoo user accounts. Yahoo has taken steps to secure user accounts and is working closely with law enforcement.

As Yahoo previously disclosed in November, law enforcement provided the company with data files that a third party claimed was Yahoo user data. The company analyzed this data with the assistance of outside forensic experts and found that it appears to be Yahoo user data. Based on further analysis of this data by the forensic experts, Yahoo believes an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. The company has not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft. Yahoo believes this incident is likely distinct from the incident the company disclosed on September 22, 2016.

For potentially affected accounts, the stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The investigation indicates that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information. Payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system the company believes was affected.

Yahoo is notifying potentially affected users and has taken steps to secure their accounts, including requiring users to change their passwords. Yahoo has also invalidated unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account.

Separately, Yahoo previously disclosed that its outside forensic experts were investigating the creation of forged cookies that could allow an intruder to access users’ accounts without a password. Based on the ongoing investigation, the company believes an unauthorized third party accessed the company’s proprietary code to learn how to forge cookies. The outside forensic experts have identified user accounts for which they believe forged cookies were taken or used. Yahoo is notifying the affected account holders, and has invalidated the forged cookies. The company has connected some of this activity to the same state-sponsored actor believed to be responsible for the data theft the company disclosed on September 22, 2016.