Its profit margin is -34%, and its return on equity is -21.2%. I think Internet users are creatures of habit and once they use Yahoo!, they will continue to use it. But at some point, YHOO needs to make some money.
Am I? Wow.
I had no idea I was trying to scare people into selling short.
I thought I was trying to warn them not to stay long in a very
volatile stock. I'm not sure I'd recommend shorting YHOO right
And why, exactly, do you *care* whether or not someone sells
short? You haven't exactly been a fount of information on this
A couple of quick facts:
1. Short sellers don't hurt a company.
2. Short sellers don't necessarily hurt stock price. They can
even drive it higher.
Excellent! Now we have two insiders reporting earnings. That's
the kind of solid, reliable, information that will help people
decide what to do. We now know that YHOO:
1. Missed earnings.
2. Earned $.07.
In a day or two, we'll even know what really happened!
(Not to knock your inside tip; thanks for posting it. I give
yours higher credibility than the other one, just because you
can spell and form sentences.)
So, if it were $.07, what would people expect this to do to the
I don't care what negative replies this message gets, but here it goes. I have a very close contact with yahoo. Earnings will be .07. I don't own yahoo, never have, never will, but this info i do know. It(my comment) won't affect the stock in any way since most will view this as the usual. Just wait and see.
On what possible grounds? A split never drives a stock up that
much unless it's based on earnings or fundementals that suggest
that the stock's price is too high *and needs to be*.
It is not, IMHO, very likely that YHOO would split. Even if
they did, why would it drive the price up? Is there some
special benefit to being able to buy 2000 shares worth $60
as if they were 1000 shares worth $120? No.
A split is unlikely to matter much. If you have arguments to
the contrary, feel free to post them.
You're exactly right. One-time charges are becoming much more common. One-time charges have become a wonderful trash bucket for many companies who want to fool the public. When Yahoo takes a one-time charge of 4 million or so for Four11, what else is included in the one-time charge (unrelated to Four11)?
This is like Congressional bills with all the hidden spending...
I'd like to know what the other 50 things being swept under the rug (as a one-time charge) are. We only hear about the main excuse. Us stupid investors go, "oh that makes sense, they took a one-time charge for Four11." Yea right.
Smoke and mirrors.
Wave the magic wand.
We are profitable!!!!!!!!