NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Yahoo! (YHOO) are increasing by 0.20% to $29.81 in late-morning trading on Monday, after Verizon (VZ) reportedly placed a bid for the company's core assets. 

Verizon has offered $8 billion for Yahoo!'s core assets, sources told New York Post reporter Josh Kosman, the publication reported.

Verizon has voiced interest in Yahoo!'s Internet business since late last year.

Liberty Media's (LMCA) John Malone is reportedly interested in the assets as well.

Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Yahoo! is engaged in providing Internet search, communication and digital content. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates Yahoo as a "hold" with a ratings score of C.

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Yahoo's strengths such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins are countered by weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: YHOO

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author. 

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