NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) are down -4.16% to $33.42 on Thursday due to accusations from small business owners that a recent deal with Yelp (YELP) has removed years of positive business reviews from Yahoo.
Yelp recently experienced a sell off when it was reported the Federal Trade Commission disclosed over 2,000 complaints made against the review website by small business owners accusing the company of publishing only negative business reviews.
One small business owner from Massachusetts told The Wall Street Journal that once Yahoo! began posting reviews from Yelp, years of positive reviews about his hardwood flooring business disappeared and were replaced by one single unenthusiastic Yelp review.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates YAHOO INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate YAHOO INC (YHOO) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity."