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January 9, 2013
06:41 EDTYHOO, DISYahoo! hires Gould to lead talent acquisition and development, TechCrunch says
Yahoo (YHOO) has hired Disney/ABC Television's (DIS) Sandy Gould to lead talent acquisition and development, TechCrunch reports. Reference Link
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September 26, 2014
12:25 EDTYHOOStarboard: Yahoo core business expected to trade at low end of industry multiple
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12:22 EDTYHOOAOL calls active, activist believes combination with Yahoo could offer synergies
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12:19 EDTYHOOStarboard says Yahoo's acquisition strategy has not delivered value to holders
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12:17 EDTYHOOAOL up 8.45%, Yahoo up 4% after talk of Yahoo-AOL combination
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12:15 EDTYHOOStarboard believes Yahoo-AOL combination could offer synergies of up to $1B
In a letter to Yahoo, Starboard said, "Based on our analysis, we believe that a combination of Yahoo and AOL could offer synergies of up to $1 billion by significantly reducing the cost overlaps in their Display advertising businesses as well as synergies in corporate overhead. Importantly, we believe the combined entity would be able to more successfully navigate the ongoing industry changes, such as the growth of programmatic advertising and migration to mobile. In addition, we believe a combination could also lead to revenue growth opportunities given the broader user base, higher quality content, better technology assets, and enhanced relationships with advertising agencies. Interestingly, based on our research and the legal advice we have received on how to unlock the value of Yahoo's equity holdings, we believe a merger of AOL and Yahoo's core business may be one of the best ways to both fully seize the cost reduction opportunity and also to tax efficiently monetize Yahoo's non-core equity holdings. We trust the Board and management will do the right thing for shareholders, even if this may mean accepting AOL as the surviving entity in a combination, should that be the best and most tax efficient structure."
12:14 EDTYHOOYahoo says exploring strategic combination with AOL, Reuters says
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12:13 EDTYHOOStarboard urges Yahoo to explore combination with AOL
Starboard Value LP announced it has acquired a significant ownership stake in Yahoo!, and that it has delivered a letter to Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo, and to Yahoo's Board of Directors. In the letter, Starboard said, "The purpose of this letter is to highlight several opportunities to unlock tremendous value for the benefit of all Yahoo shareholders. These opportunities include: 1) Unlocking the substantial value from Yahoo's non-core minority equity stakes in Alibaba (BABA) and Yahoo Japan in a structure that delivers value directly to Yahoo shareholders in a tax-efficient manner; 2) Realizing substantial cost efficiencies by reducing expenses throughout the Company, specifically with a goal of reducing losses in the Display business by between $250M-$500M; 3) Halting Yahoo's aggressive acquisition strategy which has resulted in $1.3 billion of capital spent since Q2 2012 while consolidated revenues have remained stagnant and EBITDA has materially decreased; and 4) Exploring a strategic combination with AOL (AOL) a company we know well which could improve Yahoo's competitive position, deliver cost synergies of up to $1B, and potentially facilitate the realization of value from Yahoo's non-core equity stakes with minimal tax leakage. We believe that the execution of these initiatives would produce tremendous value for shareholders, and are squarely within the control of the Company's management and board of directors. We look forward to engaging directly with you to discuss the details of how these actions can be implemented in a timely manner.
12:12 EDTYHOOYahoo, AOL jump after Starboard recommends exploration of tie-up
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12:10 EDTYHOOYahoo urged by Starboard Value to explore strategic combination with AOL
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12:07 EDTYHOOYahoo acquires short movie app maker Qwiki
Yahoo has acquired Qwiki, which has created an app that automatically turns users' pictures and videos into brief movies. Qwiki announced the news about joining Yahoo on its corporate blog. Reference Link
10:53 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; FB YHOO
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10:18 EDTYHOOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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September 25, 2014
10:33 EDTYHOOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:06 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
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09:13 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: LipoScience (LPDX), up 63% after agreeing to be acquired by LabCorp (LH) for $5.25 per share in cash... Magnum Hunter (MHR), up 12.5% after announcing that throughput volumes on Eureka Hunter's gas gathering pipeline system have increased to about 316,500 MMBtu per day... Jabil Circuit (JBL), up 4.7% following its report of better than expected fourth EPS and revenue... JD.com (JD), up 0.7% after the stock was initiated with an Outperform rating at Macquarie. LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 0.6% after RBC Capital downgraded its rating on the stock to Sector Perform from Outperform, saying the risk/reward is less attractive following Alibaba's (BABA) initial public offering... HB Fuller (FUL), down 15% after reporting quarterly results and guidance that missed analyst estimates... Omnova Solutions (OMN), down 10.8% after its Q3 adjusted EPS missed expectations... Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX), down 9.2% after receiving an FDA warning letter over certain promotional materials on Exparel.
08:31 EDTYHOOYahoo downgraded after Alibaba catalyst at RBC Capital
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07:09 EDTYHOOYahoo downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
September 24, 2014
17:12 EDTYHOOYahoo in one year lock-up agreement for shares of Alibaba
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16:22 EDTDISOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher after a report showed that sales of new homes rose to their highest level in over six years in August. The volume and news flow were relatively light, which may be the case again tomorrow as many market participants celebrate the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., new home sales rose 18.0% in August to a 504K unit rate, which was much higher than the expected 4.4% increase. COMPANY NEWS: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) advanced $4.64, or 7.4%, to $67.33 after the home goods retailer last night reported second quarter earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' consensus estimates. The better than expected report and rise in the stock comes a day after William Blair downgraded the stock yesterday morning... Citizen Financial (CFG), the U.S. retail bank unit of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), became the year's second largest IPO behind Alibaba (BABA) after 140M shares began trading on the NYSE this morning. The stock ended it first day up $1.58, or 7.35%, at $23.08, which was far cry from the advance seen by another of the day's new stock debuts. CyberArk (CYBR) priced 5.36M shares at $16.00, opened for trade at $25.00 and ended the day at $29.94, making for a rise of over 87% from its IPO pricing. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR), which advanced $8.27, or 28.18%, to $37.62 after the company agreed to acquire Civitas Therapeutics for $525M in cash. Civitas, which was private, had been scheduled to come public via an IPO that was expected to happen later this week prior to the deal announcement. Also higher was Hasbro (HAS), which rose $2.01, or 3.8%, to $54.95 after striking a deal that gives the company global rights, excluding Japan, to develop dolls based on Disney's (DIS) princess characters, as well as Frozen, beginning in 2016. Mattel (MAT), which currently holds those rights, slid 40c, or 1.25%, to $31.67 in the wake of the news. Also lower were shares of Skechers (SKX), which fell $5.69, or 9.8%, to $52.40 after research firm SportscanInfo reported that the footwear maker's sales had fallen 3% last week. However, Sterne Agee recommended buying the stock on the weakness. INDEXES: The Dow rose 154.19, or 0.9%, to 17,210.06, the Nasdaq gained 46.53, or 1.03%, to 4,555.22, and the S&P 500 added 15.53, or 0.78%, to 1,998.30.
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