Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) shares traded up 3.8% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $41.69 and last traded at $41.45, with a volume of 14,159,856 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $39.93.

YHOO has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Vetr cut Yahoo from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $40.95 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday. Macquarie lowered Yahoo from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $39.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on shares of Yahoo in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on Yahoo in a research report on Monday, July 25th. They set a “hold” rating and a $39.00 target price for the company. 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 Monday, July 25th. Two investment 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’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.46.

The company’s market cap is $40.73 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $38.32 and a 200-day moving average of $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. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.16 EPS. The company earned $842 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.08 billion. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 19.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Yahoo Inc. will post $0.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CRO Lisa Utzschneider sold 732 shares of Yahoo stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.01, for a total value of $28,555.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive now owns 618,268 shares in the company, valued at $24,118,634.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Other hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Airain ltd increased its stake 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 valued at $6,020,000 after buying an additional 91,461 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake 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 valued at $37,755,000 after buying an additional 26,496 shares during the last quarter. Andra AP fonden increased its stake 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 valued at $1,779,000 after buying an additional 12,500 shares during the last quarter. American International Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of 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 last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake 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 valued at $130,100,000 after buying an additional 46,811 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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