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  • thetoadtimes thetoadtimes Nov 19, 2012 5:18 PM Flag

    Yahoo shares reach 18-month high as investors warm to new CEO


    Yahoo Inc shares reached their highest level in a year and a half, as investor confidence grows that new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer can pull off a comeback that eluded three of her predecessors.

    Hedge funds Tiger Global Management and Greenlight Capital Management recently disclosed large stakes in Yahoo, accumulated during the third quarter.

    "Money managers are staring to want to own this name again," said Colin Gillis, an analyst with BGC Partners.

    Gravity Capital Management's Adam Seessel said that Mayer's recruitment of various Google Inc employees, including recently hired Yahoo Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro, has also helped burnish Yahoo's image.

    "What the market is seeing is not (financial) numbers so much as they're seeing people voting with their feet, people moving from Google to Yahoo," said Seessel, whose firm owns Yahoo shares.

    "All these people from Google wouldn't be following her if they didn't think that she didn't have some good cards to play," he said.


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