Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 26,241,137 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 104% from the previous session’s volume of 12,880,349 shares.The stock last traded at $38.35 and had previously closed at $39.38.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on YHOO. SunTrust Banks Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price (up from $40.00) on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Saturday, April 9th. S&P Equity Research cut shares of Yahoo to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, April 17th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Saturday, July 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. restated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Sunday, July 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have assigned a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $40.69.

The stock’s market capitalization is $36.34 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of $37.46 and a 200-day moving average of $34.71.

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 18th. The digital content provider reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.01. The firm earned $842 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.08 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 19.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.16 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Yahoo Inc. will post $0.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Yahoo news, CRO Lisa Utzschneider sold 683 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.24, for a total value of $25,434.92. Following the sale, the executive now directly owns 628,234 shares in the company, valued at $23,395,434.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Kenneth A. Goldman sold 200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.10, for a total value of $7,220,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 853,811 shares in the company, valued at $30,822,577.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds recently made changes to their positions in YHOO. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Yahoo by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 32,323 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $1,075,000 after buying an additional 284 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its stake in shares of Yahoo by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 56,764 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $1,888,000 after buying an additional 1,118 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Yahoo by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 120,481 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $4,007,000 after buying an additional 1,136 shares during the period. Tredje AP fonden boosted its stake in shares of Yahoo by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 56,817 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $1,890,000 after buying an additional 1,377 shares during the period. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd boosted its stake in shares of Yahoo by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 264,301 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $8,791,000 after buying an additional 5,850 shares during the period.

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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