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What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Yahoo?

Parker Thomas - Author
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Jan. 20 2016, Updated 11:07 a.m. ET

As of January 15, 2016, Yahoo (YHOO) has generated returns of -37.3% for the trailing 12 months and 11.6% in the trailing-one-month period. The share price of the company has fallen by 4.9% in the trailing-five-day period.

Yahoo’s peers Baidu (BIDU), Alphabet (GOOG), and Facebook (FB) have generated returns of -4.3%, -2.8%, and 2.4%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Moving averages

On January 15, 2016, the last trading price of Yahoo (YHOO) was $29.1. The company was trading 9.3% below its 20-day moving average of $32.1, 11.9% below its 50-day moving average of $33.1, and 10.2% below its 100-day moving average of $32.5.

Moving average convergence divergence and RSI

The MACD (or moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between the short-term and long-term moving averages of a company. Yahoo’s 14-day MACD of -0.71 shows a downward trading trend, as the figure is negative.

The 14-day relative strength index (or RSI) for Yahoo is 35, which shows that the stock is somewhat oversold. If an RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock has been overbought. An RSI figure of below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Yahoo constitutes 0.16% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).

Analyst recommendations

Out of 43 analysts covering Yahoo, 26 have “buy” recommendations, none have “sell” recommendations, and 17 have “hold” recommendations on the stock.

The analyst stock price target for the company is $42.2, with a median target estimate of $42.0. Yahoo is trading at a discount of 30.6% with respect to its median target.

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