Hot Fact Under Analysts Views: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)

In active leading trade session, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) are easing down -0.43% to trade at $46.40. The firm receives analyst recommendation of 2.40 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -0.41%.

Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP (J&W) announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) between November 12, 2013 and December 14, 2016, both dates inclusive. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Yahoo investors under the federal securities laws.

On September 22, 2016, Yahoo disclosed that hackers stole information in late 2014 on more than 500 million user accounts. This news drove the price of Yahoo shares down more than 3 percent. Then, on December 14, 2016, Defendants revealed that in August 2013 hackers stole information on more than 1 billion user accounts. Following this news, the price of Yahoo shares was down more than 6 percent.

Experts’ Critical Views

Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over YHOO performance. Out of the pool of analysts 9 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 9 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 1 analyst while 1 analyst gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Overweight from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.14 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.14. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $0.71 and for the one month was for $0.69 as compared to three months ago was for $0.65. YHOO received highest price target of 57 and low target of 39. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 47.50 as compared to current price of 46.40.

Technical Positioning

To find out the technical position of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), it holds price to book ratio of 1.43 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 65.44. YHOO is presenting price to cash flow of 6.54 and free cash flow concluded as 44.23.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 95.10%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 4.11%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 8.62.

Earnings Technical Analysis

For trailing twelve months, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) attains gross profit margin of 47.40% and operating margin stands at -12.50% that is showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as -1.60%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of -0.40%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.

The firm has noticeable volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 1.79% for a week and 1.25% for a month. The performance of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) for the quarter recorded as 18.52% and for year stands at 33.10%, while the YTD performance was 19.99%. The co attains 0.69 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of YHOO is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 0.66% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 3.40%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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