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March 27, 2014
06:05 EDTYHOO, YELPYahoo's Anand Chandrasekaran leaving company, Re/code reports
Anand Chandrasekaran, senior director of search products at Yahoo (YHOO), is leaving the company, Re/code reports, citing a memo sent to staff at the company. Chandrasekaran led the effort to integrate Yelp (YELP) into Yahoo search. Reference Link
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July 24, 2014
12:05 EDTYELPAngie's List plummets after Q2 report triggers multiple downgrades
Shares of consumer-driven review service Angie's List (ANGI) are plummeting after the company reported second quarter losses per share and revenue that were worse than expected, prompting a number of downgrades of its stock by Wall Street analysts. WHAT'S NEW: Angie's List reported a Q2 loss per share of (31c) which was worse than analysts' consensus forecast for a (24c) per share loss. The company's Q2 revenue was $78.9M, which was below analysts' consensus of $80.19M. The review service reported Q2 gross member additions of approximately 399K at an average cost per acquisition of $90 and reported total end of period paid memberships of 2.84M. Angie's Q2 average membership renewal rate was 77%. Angie's List guided to Q3 revenue of $80.5M-$82.5M, which is lower than analysts' consensus of $86.63M. Angie's List added that it expects to generate positive adjusted EBITDA for FY14, with CEO Bill Oesterle saying, "While revenue growth in e-commerce was lower than expected, we continued to make progress against our strategy of enabling service providers and populating their stores with offers. We expect significant improvement in margin in the second half of the year and continue to see compelling opportunities for growth." ANALYST REACTION: After Angie's List's report, at least seven Street research firms downgraded their ratings on its stock. Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein downgraded Angie's List to Perform from Outperform, stating that while executives feels that vendor renewal rates are strong, the ratio of selling expense to vendor revenue is leaning negatively, productivity per rep is decreasing and e-commerce revenue is decelerating. MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson downgraded the review service company to Neutral from Buy, saying that Angie's List gave several "layers" of disappointing news in the Q2 earnings report. Sanderson said that the data went against its anticipation for signs of stability this quarter. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster lowered his price target for Angie's List to $12 from $17 and believes that shares of Angie's List, but believes shares are "washed out" after the company gave its Q2 report. Munster perceives the firm's outlook to be conservative and feels investor anticipations are at "rock bottom," which could mean that any optimistic updates from Angie's list could have "meaningful" and "positive" benefit. Munster maintained an Overweight rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: During midday trading, shares of Angie's List fell $2.07, or 20% to $8.10. OTHERS TO WATCH: Yelp (YELP), which also allows users to review local businesses, is up 1% to $69.40 near noon.
09:36 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
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07:13 EDTYELPYelp August volatility elevated into Q2 and growth outlook
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05:56 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility movement; YHOO GILD
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July 23, 2014
18:34 EDTYELPOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Fortinet (FTNT), up 7.8%... Hanesbrands (HBI), up 5.4%... 8x8 (EGHT), up 5.1%... Infinera (INFN), up 4.9%... Facebook (FB), reverses and is now trading up 5.1% following second quarter earnings conference call. NOTABLE: Twitter (TWTR), up 1.7%, LinkedIn (LNKD), up marginally, and Yelp (YELP), up 1.6% after Facebook reports second quarter results. ALSO HIGHER: Spectranetics (SPNC), up 7.1% after receiving FDA clearance for atherectomy products, Turbo-Tandem and Turbo Elite... Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA), up 7.1%... Jamba (JMBA), up 3.8% after Engaged Capital reports stake in the company and announced that they had discussions with management. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: AT&T (T), down 1.2%... Angie's List (ANGI), down 16.4%... Tripadvisor (TRIP), down 11.5%... Orchids Paper (TIS), down 7.4%... Cirrus Logic (CRUS), down 6.6%... Cliffs Natural (CLF), down 1.2%... Teradyne (TER), down 4%. ALSO LOWER: Kandi Technologies (KNDI), down 3.8% after being mentioned negatively in a Seeking Alpha blog post.
14:58 EDTYHOOYahoo speculated as target for Alibaba, Softbank, Forbes contributor says
Forbes contributor Eric Jackson contends that after he previously published an article which wondered if Yahoo (YHOO) could be a takeover target and after "chatting with a large Yahoo shareholder," he now believes the most likely outcome is that either Alibaba (BABA) or SoftBank (SFTBF) buys Yahoo. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
10:48 EDTYHOOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:47 EDTYELPYelp initiated with a Neutral at Tigress Financial
05:56 EDTYHOOYahoo paying over $200M for Flurry, TechCrunch reports
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July 21, 2014
16:52 EDTYHOOGoogle ranked as top U.S. search marketplace in June
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16:41 EDTYHOOYahoo to acquire Flurry
Yahoo! and Flurry, Inc. announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for Yahoo to acquire Flurry. Yahoo is on a mission to re-imagine users’ daily habits, and mobile is at the center of everything we do. Our agreement to acquire Flurry is a meaningful step for the company and reinforces Yahoo’s commitment to building and supporting useful, inspiring and beautiful mobile applications and monetization solutions. By joining Yahoo, Flurry will have resources to speed up the delivery of platforms that help developers build better apps, reach the right users, and explore new revenue opportunities. Together, the companies can make mobile experiences better through products that are more personalized and more inspiring. Analytics are critical for all mobile developers to understand and optimize their applications. Yahoo and Flurry are reinvesting in developers and continuing to build great analytics products. The combined scale of the two companies will accelerate revenue growth for thousands of developers and publishers across the mobile ecosystem. In addition, the joined offerings of Yahoo and Flurry will enable more effective mobile advertising solutions for brands seeking to reach their audiences and gain unique insights across desktop and mobile, and users will benefit from more personalized app experiences. Following the closing, the Flurry team will remain in their present locations, and Flurry’s vision, mission, and focus will stay the same. Flurry’s products will continue to operate and innovate with Yahoo’s support and investment. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.
14:59 EDTYHOOYahoo to buy mobile and app analytics start-up Flurry, Re/code says
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14:55 EDTYHOOYahoo to buy Flurry for 'hundreds of millions,' Re/code says
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14:11 EDTYHOOYahoo to be exclusive U.S home for pre-theatrical release of 'One Chance'
Yahoo announced in a post to Tumblr, that it will be the exclusive US home for the pre-theatrical release of the Weinstein Company’s film “One Chance.” The company said, "Whether it’s comedy, live events or inspiring stories, we are always looking to bring the very best content from the world’s greatest creators to our audience. That’s why today, we’re thrilled to announce that this fall, we’ll be the exclusive US home for the pre-theatrical release of the Weinstein Company’s film “One Chance.” Reference Link
13:15 EDTYHOOGoogle ranked as top online video content property in June
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07:15 EDTYHOOO'Reilly to hold a conference
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July 18, 2014
16:47 EDTYHOOMarket ends week higher as earnings, M&A offset geopolitical tensions
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13:39 EDTYHOOYahoo News hires Golodryga to head up news and finance properties, Variety says
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