Stock on Analysts Radar: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) shares traded 0.83% during the most recent session the stock exchanged hands 6.39M shares versus average trading capacity of 6.56M shares, yielding a market cap of $46.35B. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $51.38 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 16 opinions, the mean target was last revised on 04/24/17.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) high price target of $58.00 and with a conservative view have low price target of $43.00 with a standard deviation of $7.04. If seeing target price from optimistic overview then it has a 19 percent upside potential from the latest closing price of $48.61.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) received “Reiterated” rating by Pivotal Research Group in a research note issued to investors on Apr-13-17 as Hold from $41 to $46.

Additionally on Oct-21-16 Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) was “Downgraded” by Jefferies from Buy to Hold and on Oct-19-16 the stock was “Reiterated” by Susquehanna as Positive from $44 to $48. Furthermore on Oct-19-16 the stock was “Reiterated” by RBC Capital Mkts as Sector Perform from $39 to $45.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 68.09 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.56, Consequently Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) weekly and monthly volatility is 0.85%, 1.18% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.68.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has an analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.40. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

Analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings growth are expecting that Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) will report earnings of $0.15 for the current quarter, however the company’s high EPS estimates are $0.19 and low estimates are $0.08. However the company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter on 4/18/2017 After Market Close, missing the consensus estimate of $0.08 by -$0.02. The company posted an earnings surprise of -25.00%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -10.00% whereas during current quarter it has 66.70% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 14.50% during current year and 1.40% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) observed at 1.40%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 4.70% over growth.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.3B according to 11 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $1.34B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.21B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $5.37B compared to low analyst estimates of $5.77B and high estimates of $5B according 15 number of analysts.

Currently Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) shares owned by insiders are 0.40%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 84.30%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -0.93%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 0.50%.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) trading 0.23% far from its 52 week high of $48.50 and +38.69% far from the stock’s low point over the past 52 weeks, which was $35.05. The stock hit its 52-week high on 05/01/17, and 52-week low on 06/27/16. The company’s trailing twelve month income is -15.70M dollars.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) trailing twelve month revenues are $5.41B, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 8.62. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $36.79 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 1.32, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $7.20, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 6.75. The stock has a current PEG ratio of 14.49 where as its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is -1,676.21.

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