Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Yahoo

(

YHOO

) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Yahoo as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • YHOO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $561.3 million.
  • YHOO traded 17,386 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:43 AM.
  • YHOO is up 2.8% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on YHOO:

Yahoo! Inc. provides search and display advertising services on Yahoo properties and affiliate sites worldwide. YHOO has a PE ratio of 4. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Yahoo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for Yahoo has been 12.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Yahoo has a market cap of $29.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. The stock has a beta of 1.56 and a short float of 3.6% with 1.90 days to cover. Shares are down 37.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Yahoo as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • YHOO's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 14.7%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Although YHOO's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 4.84, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Internet Software & Services industry and the overall market, YAHOO INC's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for YAHOO INC is currently very high, coming in at 70.85%. Regardless of YHOO's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, YHOO's net profit margin of -1.73% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

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