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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Yahoo! Inc., YHOO

Yahoo! Inc., YHOO is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Internet Information Providers in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Yahoo! Inc., YHOO  has a market cap of 35911.2. Since its IPO date on the 4/12/1996, Yahoo! Inc., YHOO performance year to date is 15.21%. Today Yahoo! Inc., YHOO has gained 0.82%, with a current price of 38.63.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -11.20%, with return on investment at -15.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Yahoo! Inc., YHOO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.04. While Total debt/equity is 0.04. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 51.80%, and operating margin of *TBA. Yahoo! Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 6, while the quick ratio is 6.

For the last year Yahoo! Inc., YHOO has seen a EPS growth of -162.00%. A performance for the year of -1.36%. The 52-week high is -1.99%, and the 52-week low is 47.74%. The average volume for Yahoo! Inc., YHOO is 8233943.

With a target price of 41.95, can Yahoo! Inc., YHOO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Yahoo! Inc., YHOO. Yahoo! Inc. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 66.07. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Yahoo! Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 7.34 and 1.28 respectively. For P/cash, Yahoo! Inc. has a value of 5.63, while it is 59.7 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 38.63, Yahoo! Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of -17.20%.

Looking more long-term Yahoo! Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -6.15%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 17.17% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -162.00% for this year and for the last five years a -48.20% growth has been seen.

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