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Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) CFO Kenneth A. Goldman unloaded 15,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.50, for a total value of $562,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 571,173 shares in the company, valued at approximately $21,418,988. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) traded down 0.87% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $37.50. 12,670,259 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Yahoo! has a 52 week low of $26.75 and a 52 week high of $41.72. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $35.57 and its 200-day moving average is $35.84. The company has a market cap of $37.298 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.70.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 15th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.35 earnings per share. Yahoo!’s revenue was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Yahoo! will post $1.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on YHOO shares. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Yahoo! from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Yahoo! in a research note on Thursday, July 17th. They now have a $39.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $42.00. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.77.

Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO), is a global technology company.

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