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Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the thirty-nine brokerages that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and twenty-one have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.70.

In other Yahoo! news, CEO Marissa A. Mayer sold 36,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.51, for a total transaction of $1,350,360.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) opened at 38.51 on Tuesday. Yahoo! has a one year low of $27.37 and a one year high of $41.72. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $36.09 and its 200-day moving average is $35.94. The company has a market cap of $38.302 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.11. Yahoo! also saw a large decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 27,976,174 shares, a decline of 11.2% from the July 31st total of 31,509,962 shares. Approximately 3.0% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 12,670,670 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.2 days.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) last released its 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 last year, the company posted $0.35 earnings per share. Yahoo!’s revenue was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Yahoo! will post $1.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on YHOO shares. Analysts at Bank of America raised their price target on shares of Yahoo! from $39.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Thursday. Separately, analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Yahoo! in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, 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.

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

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