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Yahoo urges U.S. for increased transparency around orders for user data

In a letter to James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, Yahoo formally urges the U.S. government to provide its citizens with clarification around national security orders they issue to internet companies to obtain user data, the company reported in a blog post. "While the letter makes specific reference to recent allegations against Yahoo, it is intended to set a stronger precedent of transparency for our users and all citizens who could be affected by government requests for user data. As we've said before, recent press reports have been misleading; the mail scanning described in the article does not exist on our systems. DNI's mission statement refers to 'responsible and secure information sharing.' We therefore trust that the U.S. government recognizes the importance of clarifying the record in this case. On behalf of Yahoo and our global community of users, we request that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence expeditiously clarify this matter," Yahoo states in its post. Reference Link

YHOO Yahoo
$41.68

-0.11 (-0.26%)

10/18/16
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Yahoo downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
Needham analyst Laura Martin downgraded Yahoo to Hold saying shares now trade above her previous $40 price target, she worries Verizon (VZ) will walk away or renegotiate the acquisition price lower due to the 2014 hacking event, and lowered FY16 estimates to the low end of guidance.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham with analyst Laura Martin saying shares now trade above her previous $40 price target. 2. Chipotle (CMG) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Brian Vaccaro saying he believes the lost sales, still down 15-20% after the initial E.coli incident, could prove to be permanent and reflect the "new normal," increasing downside risk in the stock. 3. Prudential (PRU) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital with analyst Randy Binner saying he's taking some risk off the table ahead of the third quarter earnings reports. 4. DDR Corp. (DDR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Boenning & Scattergood with analyst Floris van Dijkum saying DDR could suffer higher than expected dilution due to asset sales like the recently closed upstate New York portfolio and said there could be more downward pressure on NAV based on further disposals. 5. Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman analyst John Nelson citing valuation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/19/16
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Yahoo price target raised to $48 from $44 at Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Shyam Patil raised his price target on Yahoo (YHOO) to $48 from $44 following Q3 results. The analyst said the company tried to provide traffic metrics to show that the recent security breach did not effect search numbers. In addition, the analyst feels the market is pricing in a larger valuation cut than what would possibly occur if Verizon (VZ) was able to make a case to lower its takeover price. Patil reiterated his Positive rating on Yahoo shares.
10/19/16
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Piper's Munster says Verizon likely 'posturing' with talk about Yahoo deal
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster called Yahoo's (YHOO) Q3 earnings report a "non-event," saying that the biggest question for the company right now remains the impact of its data breach on its agreement with Verizon (VZ). Media reports suggesting Verizon could use the breach to break the deal are likely "posturing" and a public negotiating tactic to try to get a lower price, said Munster, who adds that downside seems "somewhat limited" given the deal size. Munster, who noted that every $1B adjustment to the deal would represent about $1 to the stock, keeps an Overweight rating on Yahoo shares, citing the upside potential presented by its stake in Alibaba (BABA).

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