Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 9,643,815 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 9% from the previous session’s volume of 10,546,604 shares.The stock last traded at $37.92 and had previously closed at $37.74.

YHOO has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. boosted their price target on shares of Yahoo from $40.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. Pacific Crest reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Yahoo in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Yahoo in a report on Monday. Morgan Stanley set a $46.00 price target on shares of Yahoo and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 20th. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their price target on shares of Yahoo from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and twenty-four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $42.05.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $37.09 and its 200 day moving average is $34.32. The firm’s market cap is $36.03 billion.

In other news, CFO Kenneth A. Goldman sold 200,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.10, for a total value of $7,220,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 853,811 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $30,822,577.10. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CRO Lisa Utzschneider sold 820 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.04, for a total value of $29,552.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive now directly owns 630,643 shares in the company, valued at $22,728,373.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Yahoo by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,911,572 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $130,100,000 after buying an additional 46,811 shares in the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP raised its position in shares of Yahoo by 888.0% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 522,268 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $17,371,000 after buying an additional 469,407 shares in the last quarter. Whitebox Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Yahoo by 39.7% in the fourth quarter. Whitebox Advisors LLC now owns 2,542,252 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $84,555,000 after buying an additional 721,820 shares in the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its position in shares of Yahoo by 20.0% in the fourth quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 1,800,000 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $59,868,000 after buying an additional 300,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Andra AP fonden raised its position in shares of Yahoo by 30.5% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 53,500 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $1,779,000 after buying an additional 12,500 shares in the last quarter.

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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