Investors sold shares of Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) on strength during trading 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. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Saturday, April 23rd. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target (up from $40.00) on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. MKM Partners raised their price objective on shares of Yahoo from $43.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 20th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and set a $49.00 price objective on shares of Yahoo in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Yahoo and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have assigned a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company. Yahoo has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.46.

The company’s market capitalization is $40.87 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $38.32 and its 200 day moving average is $35.56.

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 18th. The digital content provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $842 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.08 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.16 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 19.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Yahoo Inc. will post $0.49 EPS for the current year.

In other news, CRO Lisa Utzschneider sold 683 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.24, for a total transaction of $25,434.92. Following the completion of the sale, the executive now owns 628,234 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,395,434.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Other large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Calvert Investment Management Inc. raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. Airain ltd raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake 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 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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