Discussion in 'Stocks' started by kinggyppo, May 4, 2007.

  1. Anyone know what is going on here. Would the company be acquired by MFST. Any guess on a takeover price? Thanks.
  2. 37 / share
  3. Jim Cramer called up 6 trading desks and spread the rumor so he could sell those out of the money calls he has been sitting on.

    When you hear about a takeover, most of the time it does not happen. Most of the time that is. OR It doesnt happen in the timeframe you want it to happen. Sometimes takes a month or more.
  4. hels02


    It's possible that this is an unsubstantiated rumor... but it might have teeth, goog is seriously kicking both yhoo and msft's ass on the ad revenue front. The merger happening has real possibilities, if YHOO wakes up.

    However... both Yhoo and Msft are both rather stupid in the way they handle their ads. Goog is INGENIOUS, those ads are in your face non stop, but they are not bothersome. No one wants to click on a banner. I think we've all gotten to the point where we don't even SEE banner ads. And Yhoo, at least in my mind, is all about banner ads.

    For that reason, I don't even know if they changed their interface, because I don't use it, I use GOOG (and help feed their bottom line, despite their refusal to split and give investors some value).

    Maybe if MSFT and YHOO merge, there will be more brains behind why net searches are not very profitable for them. Tho in my experience, the more cooks in the kitchen, the crappier the meal.

    Rumor or no... yhoo is way up. If there were no teeth to the rumor, those who know about it would be bailing by now, taking their morning profit and running away with it. It's 11am, and YHOO is not heading back down.

    I've been sitting here ready to dump and run for the last hour... but it's not budging. We'll see by afternoon, but it still looks good.

    Also, YHOO's 52 week high is $34... the upside hasn't even come that close to $34.

    The other thing to watch is... MSFT is down $.48 because of this rumor... when MSFT starts flying back up, you know it's bogus.
  5. I'm buying puts on YHOO now.

    Dangerous stuff, but I need a catalyst to at least raise my pulse and feel alive again.
  6. What doesn't make sense is this news and then the the Yahoo purchase of Right Media. If Microsoft does purchase them, what would they need this Right Media for? Do you think Microsoft would still honor the deal?
  7. hels02


    Well, MSFT has supposedly been bugging Yahoo for years.

    Last year or so, YHOO told MSFT where they could shove it.

    Recently, YHOO has made a few super stupid moves, and is now presumably more willing to entertain MSFT's courtship.

    MSFT is definitely interested and has been... but is YHOO willing? That's the $.99 question (or in this case, the $20/shr question).

    And interestingly enough... when asked, YHOO said 'no comment', not "NO!"
  8. Would you say no if that stupid rumor put back in your stock what your company couldn't through business alone? :p
  9. bluud


    I am short yhoo 33.42 ... anyone short on this
    #10     May 4, 2007