Traders sold shares of Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $123.48 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $159.49 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $36.01 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Yahoo had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Yahoo traded up $1.34 for the day and closed at $41.27

YHOO has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective on shares of Yahoo in a research note on Saturday, April 23rd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective (up from $40.00) on shares of Yahoo in a research note on Thursday, April 21st. MKM Partners lifted their target price on Yahoo from $43.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $49.00 target price on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $46.00 target price on Yahoo and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have given a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company. Yahoo presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.46.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $38.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $35.46. The firm’s market cap is $39.14 billion.

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) last issued 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. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.16 EPS. The firm had revenue of $842 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.08 billion. Yahoo’s revenue was down 19.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Yahoo Inc. will post $0.49 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CRO Lisa Utzschneider sold 732 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.01, for a total transaction of $28,555.32. Following the transaction, the executive now directly owns 618,268 shares in the company, valued at $24,118,634.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Calvert Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in Yahoo by 36.2% in the fourth quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. now owns 43,420 shares of the digital content provider’s stock valued at $1,444,000 after buying an additional 11,550 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in Yahoo by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 426,726 shares of the digital content provider’s stock valued at $14,193,000 after buying an additional 4,535 shares during the period. Airain ltd boosted its position in Yahoo by 102.1% in the fourth quarter. Airain ltd now owns 181,002 shares of the digital content provider’s stock valued at $6,020,000 after buying an additional 91,461 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its position in Yahoo by 12.7% in the fourth quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 994,311 shares of the digital content provider’s stock valued at $33,071,000 after buying an additional 111,711 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in 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 valued at $130,100,000 after buying an additional 46,811 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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