Traders sold shares of Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $33.79 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $54.30 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $20.51 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Yahoo had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Yahoo traded up $0.53 for the day and closed at $38.92

Several brokerages have issued reports on YHOO. S&P Equity Research lowered Yahoo to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, April 17th. SunTrust Banks Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price (up previously from $40.00) on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Saturday, April 9th. 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-one have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Yahoo has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.48.

The company’s market capitalization is $36.98 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $37.87 and a 200-day moving average price of $35.16.

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) last announced its earnings results 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 business had revenue of $842 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.08 billion. The company’s revenue was down 19.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.16 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Yahoo Inc. will post $0.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Yahoo news, CRO Lisa Utzschneider sold 820 shares of Yahoo stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.04, for a total transaction of $29,552.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive now owns 630,643 shares in the company, valued at $22,728,373.72. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

A number of institutional investors have made changes to their positions in YHOO. Airain ltd boosted its position in shares of Yahoo by 102.1% in the fourth quarter. Airain ltd now owns 181,002 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $6,020,000 after buying an additional 91,461 shares during the last quarter. Water Island Capital boosted its position in shares of Yahoo by 91.0% in the third quarter. Water Island Capital now owns 410,362 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $11,864,000 after buying an additional 195,504 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Yahoo by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,135,134 shares of the digital content provider’s stock worth $37,755,000 after buying an additional 26,496 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP boosted 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Andra AP fonden boosted 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 during 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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