Cantor sees higher bid for AOL unlikely, positive on Yahoo Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali downgraded AOL (AOL) two notches to Sell from Buy after Verizon (VZ) agreed to acquire the company for $50 per share. Squali finds the takeover valuation "relatively fair" and believes a higher bidder for AOL is unlikely to emerge. The analyst believes the transaction could be positive for Yahoo (YHOO), which he views as the "last remaining large scale digital Media company of its kind." Squali has a Buy rating on Yahoo with a $60 price target.
Clorox raises quarterly dividend 4% to 77c per share from 74c per share Clorox announced that its board increased the quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock by 4%, from 74c to 77c per share. The dividend will be payable on Aug. 7, to stockholders of record as of July 22.