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June 16, 2014
13:06 EDTDANG, QIHU, YHOO, BIDUYahoo falls after Alibaba says sales volume declined
Shares of Yahoo (YHOO) are declining after China's Alibaba, in which Yahoo has a significant stake, reported that its gross merchandise volume had fallen last quarter compared with the previous quarter. Alibaba is China's largest e-commerce website. WHAT'S NEW: Alibaba reported in a regulatory filing for its upcoming initial public offering that the gross merchandise volume on its China retail marketplaces had dropped to 430B yuan last quarter, down from 529B yuan during the previous quarter. Gross merchandise volume is the value of all merchandise sold on the website. Additionally, the company reported that its operating margin had dropped to 45.3% in the first quarter of 2014, from 51.3% during the same period a year earlier. Alibaba added that it would continue to make investments in a number of areas, including marketing and cloud computing. OTHERS TO WATCH: Dangdang (DANG) is another Chinese company that specializes in e-commerce, while Baidu (BIDU) and Qihoo 360 (QIHU) operate search engines in the Asian country. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Yahoo fell 4.5% to $35.
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November 13, 2014
13:56 EDTQIHUChina mobile game sector to grow slower in 2015, says Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt says Tencent reported below consensus numbers, particularly in mobile games, where revenue fell sequentially. The firm expects China's mobile game sector to grow slower in 2015 and remains on the sidelines with regards to shares of Sky-mobi (MOBI), China Mobile Games (CMGE) and iDreamSky (DSKY). Rosenblatt thinks Qihoo's(QIHU) mobile game distribution business will also be hurt by the slowing growth.
09:54 EDTBIDUCtrip.com rises 3.7% to $58.81 amid rumor of Baidu interest
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07:38 EDTYHOOBloomberg Link to hold a conference
The Year Ahead: 2015 is being held in Washington, D.C. with a pre-conference dinner on November 13 followed by company presentations on November 14,
November 12, 2014
12:56 EDTYHOOFCC chairman disagrees with Obama on Internet rules, Washington Post says
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told the executives of major Internet companies that he favors a more nuanced solution for regulating the Internet than the one suggested by President Obama, according to The Washington Post. Wheeler said he would "try to split the baby" between the president's proposal and the agenda of Internet executives who don't want the rules to affect their business, the newspaper stated, citing four unnamed sources who attended a meeting with Wheeler. Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Verizon (VZ), Cablevision (CVC) ,and AT&T (T) are major Internet Service Providers. Executives from Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO) were at the meeting with Wheeler, the newspaper said. . Reference Link
10:58 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO DAL
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07:30 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $55 from $48 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill raised Yahoo's (YHOO) price target to $55 to reflect Alibaba (BABA) appreciation. Shares are Neutral rated.
07:27 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $58 from $52 at UBS
UBS raised its price target on Yahoo (YHOO) to $58 from $52 following its announcement it will acquire BrightRoll. The firm said the price adjustment reflects its recent price target increase on Alibaba (BABA) to $125 from $100 last week. UBS reiterates its Buy rating on Yahoo shares.
06:00 EDTYHOOYahoo investors met with AOL CEO to push merger, Reuters reports
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November 11, 2014
16:43 EDTYHOOYahoo acquires video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640M
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12:02 EDTYHOOYahoo could create $19 in shareholder value, says Wolfe Research
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10:44 EDTYHOOAlibaba Chairman Ma thinks Yahoo 'happy' with company performance
Alibaba (BABA) Chairman Jack Ma says his company must focus on itself, not on Yahoo (YHOO), but he believes Yahoo is happy with Alibaba's performance. Ma is speaking on CNBC.
10:27 EDTYHOOAlibaba sets Singles' Day record, analysts start coverage with upbeat notes
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) generated record sales during the Chinese Singles Day holiday and a number of research firms initiated coverage of the stock with upbeat notes. WHAT'S NEW: Alibaba announced that a record $8B of products had been sold on its website with a few hours left in the Chinese Singles' Day holiday. Many Chinese citizens buy gifts on e-commerce websites during the holiday. During last year's festival, $5.7B of products were purchased on Alibaba's websites. ANALYST INITIATIONS: Oppenheimer analyst Ella Ji initiated coverage of Alibaba with an Outperform rating in a note to investors last night. Alibaba's ecosystem will make it difficult for competitors to challenge it for a long time, Ji believes. The ecosystem also boosts Alibaba's revenue growth and margins, according to the analyst. The e-commerce giant's strong brand, along with its large and loyal customer base, help make it one of the best-positioned companies in the Chinese Internet space, contended the analyst. He predicted that its revenue and profits will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 34% and 32%, respectively, from fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2019. The analyst set a $133 price target on the shares. HSBC earlier today initiated coverage of Alibaba with an Overweight rating. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Needham yesterday afternoon raised its price target for Yahoo (YHOO) shares to $55, citing higher than previously expected trading values for Alibaba. The firm believes Yahoo shares are pricing in negative 6% EBITDA growth for the company, which it views as too pessimistic. Needham, which expects positive EBITDA growth for Yahoo, kept a Buy rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Alibaba fell 2.6% to $116 per share. However, the stock has risen nearly 18% in the last five days.
09:37 EDTBIDUActive equity options trading
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08:38 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $55 from $48 at Needham (yesterday)
Needham yesterday afternoon raised its price target for Yahoo (YHOO) shares to $55 citing higher than previously expected trading values for Alibaba (BABA). The firm believes Yahoo shares are pricing in negative 6% EBITDA growth for the company, which it views as too pessimistic. Needham expects positive EBITDA growth for Yahoo and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
November 10, 2014
17:40 EDTYHOOYahoo could go higher, Barron's says
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16:00 EDTYHOOOptions Update; November 10, 2014
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11:39 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO NEM
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09:27 EDTBIDUXiaomi rumored to mull stakes in Youku Tudou, Baidu unit, Marbridge Daily says
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08:20 EDTBIDUBaidu subsidiary to buy 1,000 US films in 2015
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06:09 EDTBIDULightInTheBox, Baidu Dianxin form strategic partnership
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