Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and Co-creator of MarketClub, with your mid-day market update for Monday, the 20th of May.
Yahoo Bets A Billion
Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo, is making a big bet today on a six year old company that is rapidly running out of money. Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) is committing up to one third of its cash to buying the micro-blogging website, Tumblr, for 1.1 billion. Tumblr has approximately 108 million blogging sites and by all accounts will increase Yahoo's traffic by 20%. The key of course is whether or not Yahoo can make money from their decision to purchase Tumblr, as revenues for this stock last year only totaled $13 million. I think you will agree that spending $1.1 billion to get an income of $13 million does not make a lot of sense. We are going to let the market tell us what it thinks of this acquisition and how well Yahoo can monetize its base. Yahoo's stock has done well this year and we have been bullish on it for sometime. It remains to be seen whether the recent upward trajectory will continue and remain intact with Marissa's big bet. We will be looking at Yahoo today. [Read more...]