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Moving Toward on Right Direction: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM)

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it 0.74% to close at $43.69 with the total traded volume of 7.41 Million shares.

An information-security firm says the hackers who stole at least 500 million records from Yahoo Inc. two years ago are criminals who are selling access to the database, and not a state-sponsored group as Yahoo contends, according to Wall Street Journal. The firm, InfoArmor Inc., appears to have access to portions of the Yahoo database. It successfully decrypted the passwords for eight Yahoo accounts provided by The Wall Street Journal, and provided the date of birth, phone number and ZIP Code information associated with the accounts.

Yahoo has stated that the stolen data include cryptographically protected passwords. Following The Wall Street Journal provided InfoArmor with 10 Yahoo account names, the firm was able to crack the cryptographic password protection on eight of them within a day and produce the passwords and other user information for these accounts.

Finally, analysts shed their light over the YHOO price targets; maintaining price high target of 55.00 while at average the price target was 43.16 in contrast with the current price of 43.69. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 13″ Analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 13 stands on similar situation; while 18 for the current month as compared to 19 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 3 stands at overweight and 0 analysts gave Underweight and 0 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight .

The firm has institutional ownership of 76.10%, while insider ownership included 0.50%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 8.50. YHOO attains analyst recommendation of 2.30 with week performance of -1.02%.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with -0.70% to $52.28. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked AKAM in recent few months. In ratings table the AKAM given BUY ratings by 11″ Analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. The 2 number of analyst/s have SELL recommendation for current month on AKAM. While 10 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommend it as Overweight security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.61 at current month while compared with $0.61 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.66 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $2.57 as compared to one month ago of $2.57, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $2.85.

The share price of AKAM attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 1.70%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 32.59% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -31.56%.


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