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July 14, 2014
08:40 EDTAOL, YHOOYahoo, AOL unlikely to be plotting merger at Sun Valley conference, Re/code says
Although AOL (AOL) CEO Tim Armstrong and Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer were seen together at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley and the idea is not seen as a bad idea internally at both companies, Mayer has told a number of people that she does not "get" the merger, reports Re/code. According to sources, Mayer finds the merger idea "small, unexciting, uninspiring and backward-looking", although she does want to acquire AOL's Huffington Post. Reference Link
News For YHOO;AOL From The Last 14 Days
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December 17, 2014
13:44 EDTYHOO, AOLYahoo holders continue push for AOL merger, NY Times reports
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December 11, 2014
10:17 EDTYHOOCiti upbeat on Google in face of pending Apple decision on Safari
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08:09 EDTYHOOGoogle shares pricing in loss of Apple search deal, says Citigroup
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December 10, 2014
07:53 EDTAOLUBS to hold a conference
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December 5, 2014
16:36 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:50 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:20 EDTYHOOYahoo rises, Google falls after BofA changes ratings on both
Shares of Yahoo (YHOO) are rising and Google's (GOOG, GOOGL) stock is falling after Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Yahoo and downgraded Google. WHAT'S NEW: Bank of America analyst Justin Post upgraded his rating on Yahoo to Buy from Neutral. Post said he had previously not expected to obtain information about Yahoo's strategy for avoiding taxes on the sale of its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) at least until well into 2015. However, Yahoo's CFO recently stated that the company continued to be optimistic that it would be able to cut its tax bill and added that the company would divulge its plans for doing so during its next earnings conference call. Yahoo's next earnings conference call is expected to take place by the end of next month, Post noted. He set a $62 price target on Yahoo shares. Meanwhile, Post downgraded Google to Neutral from Buy. The analyst thinks the company is facing several headwinds, including the maturity of its search business, a lack of products that can provide catalysts, and margin pressures as it invests in competitive businesses. As a result of these headwinds, Google's results are likely to be below expectations, Post believes. Meanwhile, the company is also facing increased regulatory risk, particularly in the EU, and increased competition from Facebook (FB) and other social networks. He trimmed his price target on Google to $580 from $600. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Yahoo climbed 1% to $50.94, while Google class A shares declined 1.5% to $534.33.
10:00 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading
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08:55 EDTYHOOYahoo seen overtaking Twitter in U.S. mobile ad market share, WSJ reports
Research firm eMarketer predicts Google (GOOG, GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) will account for about 35% and 17%, respectively, of the U.S. mobile ad market in 2015, but the firm also expects Yahoo (YHOO) will edge past Twitter (TWTR) in terms of mobile ad revenue, with projected market shares of 3.74% and 3.69%, respectively, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:43 EDTYHOOFollow-up: Yahoo upgraded at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Yahoo (YHOO) to Buy from Neutral. The firm upgraded shares based on increased optimism for a Alibaba (BABA) tax solution and a slight improvement in the core business outlook. Price target raised to $62 from $55.
07:28 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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