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Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 224,664 call options on the company, Analyst Ratings News reports. This represents an increase of 167% compared to the typical daily volume of 84,052 call options.

In other Yahoo! news, CEO Marissa A. Mayer sold 36,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.51, for a total value of $1,350,360.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

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 investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and twenty-two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $39.77.

Shares of Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) traded up 0.37% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $37.64. The stock had a trading volume of 12,254,704 shares. 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 $37.437 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.41.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) last issued its quarterly earnings data 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 in the prior year, the company posted $0.35 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Yahoo! will post $1.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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