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January 30, 2015
07:46 EDTYHOOBuy Yahoo to take advantage of Alibaba weakness, says UBS
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06:59 EDTYHOOYahoo unavailable for takeover until late 2015, Re/code says
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06:21 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI
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January 29, 2015
16:55 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street struggled for direction for the first half of the session, making several passes across the flat line. The market seemed ready for a positive day after better than expected jobless claims data, and the buyers finally emerged in the second half of the day. The past two days had taken almost 500 points from the Dow, though the blue chip index ended up recapturing about half of those losses with its gains today. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., jobless claims plunged by 43K to 265K last week, versus expectations for 300K first-time claims. That was the lowest weekly level in nearly 15 years, though the government cautioned that the inclusion of the Martin Luther King holiday makes the data more difficult to calculate. The pending home sales index dropped 3.7% to 100.7 in December, versus expectations for it to have risen 0.5%. COMPANY NEWS: McDonald's (MCD) was the best performing member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, rising $4.49, or 5.06%, to $93.27 after announcing last night that Don Thompson will retire as president and CEO on March 1. Steve Easterbrook, who was previously senior executive VP and Chief Brand Officer, was selected to replace Thompson as CEO... Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) reported fourth quarter earnings per share, excluding certain items, that beat analysts' consensus estimate, but its revenue came in below expectations. Shares fell $8.64, or 8.78%, to $89.81 following the report. Yahoo (YHOO), which earlier this week announced that it plans to spin-off its remaining stake in Alibaba in a tax-free transaction, dropped $2.73, or 5.88%, to $43.73 in sympathy. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Coach (COH), which rose $2.48, or 6.8%, to $38.94 after the luxury handbag maker reported better than expected earnings. Also higher was K12 (LRN), which jumped $3.35, or 30.32%, to $14.40 after its second quarter earnings and revenue topped expectations. Among the noteworthy losers was Qualcomm (QCOM), which declined $7.30, or 10.28%, to $63.69 after the chip maker lowered its outlook for fiscal 2015. It also announced that its Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer's flagship device, which is widely believed to be Samsung's next generation Galaxy S phone. Also lower were shares of specialty chemicals company Albemarle (ALB), which dropped $7.60, or 13.73%, to $47.77 after the company reported Q4 adjusted EPS and revenue that missed analysts' consensus forecasts and guided toward FY15 revenue and profits that also were below expectations. INDEXES: The Dow rose 225.48, or 1.31%, to 17,416.85, the Nasdaq gained 45.41, or 0.98%, to 4,683.41, and the S&P 500 added 19.09, or 0.95%, to 2,021.25.
12:54 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:44 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility elevated following Alibaba Q3 results
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11:23 EDTYHOOYahoo seen as target after spin-off, but slides after Alibaba revenue miss
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11:06 EDTYHOOAlibaba not working with advisors on buyback of Yahoo 'SpinCo,' CNBC reports
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10:59 EDTYHOOYahoo core business now valued at negative $1B, says Citigroup
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10:51 EDTYHOOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:20 EDTYHOONeedham sees Yahoo as potential takeover target ahead of spin-off
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09:37 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading
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09:06 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Flextronics (FLEX), up 6%... Coach (COH), up 6.3%... Autoliv (ALV), up 4.3%... Dow Chemical (DOW), up 3.5%... Ford (F), up 0.8%. ALSO HIGHER: McDonald's (MCD), up 3% after announcing CEO change...Xencor (XNCR), up 19% after reporting results from two trials... Pluristem Therapeutics (PSTI), up 8% after providing update and outlook on trials and pipeline... Avon Products (AVP), up 2.3% after naming James Scully as CFO... Omeros (OMER), up 6% after 2.996M share spot secondary priced at $20.03. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Alibaba (BABA), down 8%... Qualcomm (QCOM), down 6.8%... Alexion (ALXN), down 1.1% after reporting fourth quarter results, fiscal 2015 guidance, and CEO appointment. ALSO LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 7% following Alibaba earnings report... Venaxis (APPY), down 72% after its APPY1 Test was determined by the FDA to not meet the criteria for substantial equivalence.
06:38 EDTYHOOSome see Yahoo as takeover target after Alibaba spinoff, NY Times says
Yahoo's (YHOO) improvement under CEO Marissa Mayer may make it a takeover target after it sells its remaining stake in Alibaba (BABA), some investors and analysts say, according to The New York Times. But others disagree, saying that Yahoo still has more work to do before it will interest potential acquirers, the newspaper added. Reference Link
06:35 EDTYHOOYahoo's U.K. auditors have resigned, Evening Standard reporter says
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06:20 EDTYHOOMicrosoft to release Outlook on iOS, Outlook and Office on Android, Re/code says
Microsoft (MSFT) is releasing on Thursday an Apple iOS (AAPL) version of its Outlook email software as well as a preview of an Android version, reports Re/code. The apps will support Microsoft's own email service as well as Google Gmail (GOOG), iCloud, and Yahoo (YHOO) email accounts. The company is also launching full versions of its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android. Reference Link
05:57 EDTYHOOAlibaba taken by surprise of Yahoo's split decision, Financial Times reports
Alibaba (BABA) was given little warning ahead of Yahoo's (YHOO) decision to spin off its remaining 15% in Alibaba as a separate, publicly traded company, reports the Financial Times. According to a number of people familiar with the situation, Alibaba was only informed of the decision Tuesday night when Yahoo announced it and still has not formulated a plan for how to respond. One source said the company is not in a position to announce anything substantive during its Q3 earnings conference call on Thursday. Reference Link
January 28, 2015
16:55 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:00 EDTYHOOOptions Update; January 28, 2015
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13:17 EDTYHOOAOL sinks after downgrade, report of no Yahoo interest
Shares of AOL (AOL) are falling after Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to Market Perform from Outperform and CNBC’s David Faber reported that Yahoo has ruled out a potential acquisition of the company. WHAT'S NEW: AOL is likely to encounter increased competition in Internet video advertising, in the wake of acquisitions by Facebook (FB) and Yahoo (YHOO), Wells contended in a note to investors earlier today. Specifically, Facebook's acquisition of Liverail will enable the social network to improve the targeting of its video ads, while Yahoo is using its sales force to find buyers for the video assets of Brightroll, which Yahoo acquired. AOL is also encountering increased competition for internet video ad spending from Google's YouTube, Wells believes. Meanwhile, AOL, along with other Google search partners, may find it more difficult to maintain its current share of queries as more searches are conducted on mobile device, the firm stated. The superior functionality of Google's mobile web and app base search, along with the default search position that Google enjoys on Android devices, create headwinds for AOL and its peers, the firm stated. Wells cut its valuation range on AOL to $49-$51 from $55-$$57. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Activist investor Starboard Value has called on Yahoo to explore the possibility of combining with AOL. CNBC's David Faber, however, after speaking last night with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, reported that the search giant has ruled out a potential acquisition of AOL. The interview followed Yahoo’s fourth quarter results and announcement that it would carry out a tax free spin-off of its remaining stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA). PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, AOL fell 8% to $44, while yahoo rose 2% to $49.
12:52 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday as a blowout quarter from Apple (AAPL) offset a bit of the earnings season jitters that several Dow members' misses had sent through the market yesterday. The market saw its highs a short time after the open, as the better than expected earnings reports from both Apple and Boeing (BA) drove an early bounce. The U.S. averages gave up all their gains and moved into the red for a moment, but have managed to drift higher again following the close of the European markets. Next up is the Fed’s rate announcement and accompanying statement, which is due out shortly. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., crude oil inventories built up by 8.87M barrels last week, versus the consensus forecast for a build of 3.85M barrels. The price of WTI crude was down 2.5% near noon following the report and dipped back below $45 per barrel earlier in the morning. The Federal Reserve’s rate announcement is due out this afternoon at 2:00 pm ET. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Apple jumped nearly 8% after the tech giants first quarter results handily topped estimates. A number of analysts hiked their price targets for the stock after the report, with JPMorgan raising its price target for Apple shares to $140 from $112 and Cantor increasing its price target to a "Street high" $160 from $143. Of note, Apple also said that Apple Watch is expected to ship in April... Yahoo (YHOO) shares rose 2.3% after the company reported earnings and announced plans to split into two companies: one that will own Yahoo’s core operating business and its stake in Yahoo Japan and another that will hold a legacy operating business and Yahoo’s remaining 15% stake in Alibaba (BABA). Yahoo plans for a tax-free spin-off of the company's remaining 384M shares of Alibaba, valued at $40B based on the closing price on January 26, and people familiar with the matter told Financial Times that the decision "significantly increases" the chances of Alibaba buying back that stake. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Abiomed (ABMD), which jumped 30% after announcing that the Impella RP System has received FDA approval under a Humanitarian Device Exemption and raising its FY15 revenue guidance. Also higher following their earnings reports were Freescale Semiconductor (FSL), which rose 20%, U.S. Steel (X), which gained 14%, and Electronic Arts (EA), which advanced 14%. Among the noteworthy losers was Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), which dropped 6% as its shares went "ex-special dividend," meaning investors buying the stock from here forth will not be entailed to the $5.77 per share special dividend, which is payable on February 17. Also lower following their earnings reports were Radware (RDWR), which fell over 13%, and Ethan Allen (ETH), which dropped more than 12%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 71.28, or 0.41%, to 17,458.49, the Nasdaq was up 31.54, or 0.67%, to 4,713.03, and the S&P 500 was up 5.31, or 0.26%, to 2,034.86.
11:31 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; YHOO AAPL
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10:29 EDTYHOOOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:59 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:35 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading
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09:15 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:50 EDTYHOOYahoo spin-off of Alibaba will unlock value, says UBS
UBS believes Yahoo's (YHOO) spin-off of Alibaba (BABA) will unlock shareholder value. The firm also viewed the company's growth initiatives and its organic investments to drive growth as positive. UBS reiterated its Buy rating and raised its price target to $62 from $60 on Yahoo shares.
07:31 EDTYHOOAOL downgraded on rising competition at Wells Fargo
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07:26 EDTYHOOAlibaba more likely to buy back Yahoo stake due to spin plans, FT says
After Yahoo (YHOO) announced plans to split into two companies, one that will own Yahoo’s core operating business and its stake in Yahoo Japan and another that will hold a legacy operating business and Yahoo’s remaining 15% stake in Alibaba (BABA), people familiar with the matter told Financial Times that the decision significantly increases the chances of Alibaba buying back the stake since the spin-off will create a "shadow market" of its shares over which it will have little control. Reference Link
07:25 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $61 from $53 at Jefferies
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07:12 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $69 from $54 at Credit Suisse
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06:54 EDTYHOOYahoo price target raised to $60 from $43 at Cantor
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05:55 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; YHOO HLF
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05:53 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital
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January 27, 2015
18:20 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: ABIOMED (ABMD), up 27%... Yahoo (YHOO), up 7.2% after reporting fourth quarter results and that it is planning a tax-free spin-off of remaining Alibaba (BABA) stake... Freescale Semiconductor (FSL), up 10%... Marten Transport (MRTN), up 6%... U.S. Steel (X), up 9.2%... Key Tronic (KTCC), up 4%... Juniper Networks (JNPR), up 4.4%... Western Digital (WDC), consensus 2.6%... Electronic Arts (EA), up 4.8%... VMware (VMW), up 1.7%... AT&T (T), up 1.9%... Apple (AAPL), up 5.1%. ALSO HIGHER: Cirrus Logic (CRUS), up 2.9%, Skyworks (SWKS), up 1.3%, NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), up 1.5%, and Qorvo (QRVO), up 1% following Apple's first quarter results... EMC (EMC), up 2.1% following VMware's fourth quarter results... Alibaba (BABA), up marginally following Yahoo results and tax-free spin-off plans... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Ethan Allen (ETH), down 13.1%... EZCORP (EZPW), down 7.1%... International Game Technology (IGT), down 2.9%... Open Text (OTEX), down 4.4%. ALSO LOWER: Synergy Resources (SYRG), down 3.7% after filing to sell $150M of common stock.
17:46 EDTYHOOYahoo updates Q4 share repurchase activity
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16:18 EDTYHOOYahoo trades up after announcing tax-free spin-off of Alibaba stake
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16:17 EDTYHOOYahoo sees Q1 revenue ex-TAC $1.02B-1.06B, consensus $1.1B
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16:16 EDTYHOOYahoo jumps 6% after earnings, plan for tax-free spin of Alibaba stake
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16:15 EDTYHOOYahoo plans for tax-free spin-off of remaining stake in Alibaba
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16:13 EDTYHOOYahoo reports Q4 GAAP display revenue down 4% to $532M
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16:12 EDTYHOOYahoo reports Q4 GAAP search revenue up 1% to $467M
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16:11 EDTYHOOYahoo plans tax free spin-off of remaining Alibaba stake
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16:10 EDTYHOOYahoo reports Q4 EPS 30c, consensus 29c
Reports Q4 revenue ex-TAC $1.18B, consensus $1.19B.
15:35 EDTYHOONotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Apple (AAPL), consensus $2.60; AT&T (T), consensus 55c; Amgen (AMGN), consensus $2.05; Yahoo (YHOO), consensus 29c; ACE (ACE), consensus $2.29; Stryker (SYK), consensus $1.45; Western Digital (WDC), consensus $2.10; Electronic Arts (EA), consensus 92c; Juniper (JNPR), consensus 31c; Total System Services (TSS), consensus 53c; Freescale Semiconductor (FSL), consensus 33c; Amdocs (DOX), consensus 81c; VMware (VMW), consensus $1.07; International Game Technology (IGT), consensus 25c; United States Steel (X), consensus 87c; Cytec (CYT), consensus 61c.
14:51 EDTYHOOYahoo January weekly 48 straddle priced for 8% movement into Q4
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12:45 EDTYHOOEarnings Preview: Yahoo may announce Alibaba plans with Q4 earnings
Yahoo (YHOO) is expected to report fourth quarter earnings after the market close on Tuesday, January 27 with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Yahoo is a digital media company that provides properties and services such as Yahoo! Search and Yahoo! News. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 29c on revenue of $1.19B. The consensus range is 17c-57c for EPS, and $1.16B-$1.22B for revenue, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: Yahoo reported Q3 EPS 52c against estimates of 30c on revenue ex-tac of $1.09B against estimates of $1.04B. The company reported Q3 GAAP display revenue down 5% to $447M and Q3 AAP search revenue up 4% to $452M. Looking ahead, Yahoo expected Q4 revenue ex-TAC $1.14B-$1.18B, Q4 non-GAAP net income $190M-$230M, and Q4 adjusted EBITDA $340M-$380M. Yahoo also said Tumblr monthly active users exceeds 1B, up 6% vs. last year. In regards to the Alibaba (BABA) sale, Yahoo expected taxes of $3.3B in Q1. NEWS: In the past quarter, Starboard and other major Yahoo supporters have voiced their support for a combination with AOL (AOL). In a letter to Yahoo's CEO and board, Starboard also said Yahoo should explore monetization for non-core minority equity investments. In a separate NY Times report, other major unnamed shareholders are collaborating to push for a merger with AOL. The Associated Press also reported that Yahoo may announce its plans for Alibaba during its Q4 earnings report. The report noted that investors hope CEO Marissa Mayer will spin off the $37B stake to ease potential taxes. Yahoo has also been rumored to be in talks to acquire a cable network. Re/code's Kara Swisher, however, said Yahoo is not buying CNN and Variety reported Yahoo has not held talks to buy Food Network from Scripps (SNI). During a Credit Suisse Technology Conference in December, Yahoo's CFO said the company's total headcount has been taken down. The company also noted that its PC display business has been challenged, but mobile is growing. IT will continue to invest in Search and is looking at new ways to monetize Flickr. STREET RESEARCH: Ahead of the Q4 earnings, BGC Financial said Yahoo is unlikely to announce a spin-out with earnings. Citigroup meanwhile believes an Alibaba spin-off will likely occur in the second half of 2015 as Yahoo begins to return to focus on its core business. Citi adds that core Yahoo is showing "green shoots "as fast growing mobile revenue become a bigger part of overall results. FBR Capital sees positive risk/reward for Yahoo shares ahead of Q4 earnings, saying expectations are low for core Yahoo business at a time when engagement is improving. PRICE ACTION: Yahoo shares have risen more than 19%, since the first day of trading following the company's Q3 report. In Tuesday afternoon trading ahead of the Q4 report, Yahoo shares are trading up 2.3%.
05:58 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; YHOO HLF
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January 26, 2015
13:26 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility increases into Q4 and ad outlook
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10:00 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:48 EDTYHOOYahoo with a Neutral at Rosenblatt
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08:12 EDTYHOOYahoo risk/reward positive into earnings, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital sees a positive risk/reward for Yahoo (YHOO) shares into tomorrow's Q4 earnings report. The firm says the delta in value between a fully taxed Alibaba (BABA) stock sale and a tax-shielded transfer is $15 per share, with every 10% percentage point tax rate deduction worth $4 to Yhaoo's stock price. FBR also believes expectations are low for the core Yahoo business at a time when engagement is improving. It cut its price target for Yahoo to $56 from $60 to reflect a lower Alibaba share price and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
06:44 EDTYHOOSoftbank awaiting Yahoo announcement on Alibaba, WSJ says
Yahoo's (YHOO) upcoming announcement regarding its 15% Alibaba (BABA) stake and 35.5% Yahoo Japan stake may affect Softbank's (SFTBF) plans for Alibaba, reports the Wall Street Journal's Digits blog, citing an SMBC Nikko analyst. Sprint (S)-owner Softbank has a 32% stake in Alibaba and a 43% stake in Yahoo Japan. Analysts say Softbank is unlikely to purchase Yahoo's shares in either company, though a Yahoo Japan buyback is "more plausible." Reference Link
06:29 EDTYHOOYahoo core business showing 'green shoots,' says Citigroup
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06:26 EDTYHOOYahoo may absorb Tumblr sales force, Re/code says
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06:07 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; YHOO HLF
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Yahoo (YHOO) 46, Herbalife (HLF) 101 according to iVolatility.
January 23, 2015
14:22 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility elevated into Q4 and ad outlook
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07:37 EDTYHOODistribution news could increase Yahoo value to $67 per share, says MKM Partners
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January 22, 2015
13:50 EDTYHOOYahoo launches new art initiative, Business Insider says
Yahoo's Tumblr announced a new initiative, Creatrs, that will help artists license their work and protect their legal rights, according to Business Insider. Under the program Tumblr will also utilize users' art and provide art to advertisers, Business Insider added. Reference Link
13:46 EDTYHOOYahoo may attract buyers without Alibaba stake on sheets, Bloomberg reports
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10:18 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility elevated into Q4 and ad outlook
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January 21, 2015
14:35 EDTYHOOYahoo unlikely to announce spin-out with earnings, says BGC Financial
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January 20, 2015
06:39 EDTYHOOYahoo to announce Alibaba plans on or before January 27, AP says
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06:01 EDTYHOOStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; HLF YHOO
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Herbalife (HLF) 113, Yahoo (YHOO) 54 according to iVolatility.
January 16, 2015
10:56 EDTYHOOStocks with call strike movement; AAL YHOO
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06:15 EDTYHOOYahoo's Prashant Fuloria to oversee all ad products, WSJ reports
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06:04 EDTYHOOYahoo CEO Mayer may be giving Flurry execs more power, Re/code reports
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