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Yahoo Earnings for Q3 2015 (Nasdaq: YHOO)

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Yahoo earnings for Q3 2015 will be released after the bell today (Tuesday). And analysts are expecting earnings per share (EPS) of $0.17 and revenue of $1.26 billion.

Those estimates represent a year-over-year drop of 67% for earnings and a gain of 14.8% for revenue.

While investors are looking for EPS and revenue figures, there's a more important factor for investors to watch...

Why Yahoo Stock Is Climbing Ahead of the Alibaba Spin-Off (Nasdaq: YHOO)

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Yahoo stock has climbed 16% in October. Now investors are awaiting the Q3 earnings report on Tuesday, Oct. 20, as a lackluster report could put an end to that run.

And while investors will be focusing on earnings per share and revenue, the most important part of the Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) earnings report will be an update on the Alibaba stock spin-off.

Here's why the spin-off is so important for Yahoo shareholders...

Alibaba Stake Spin-Off News Sends Shares Higher Today (NYSE: BABA)

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The tax-free Alibaba stake spin-off of Yahoo Inc. will move forward, Yahoo announced in a filing Monday. Yahoo Inc.'s (Nasdaq: YHOO) Alibaba shares are worth roughly $22 billion.

Earlier in September, the IRS announced that it has not explicitly signed off on the tax-free Alibaba stake spin-off. Now, Yahoo officials are betting that their plan is legally acceptable and will pass the IRS's regulations.

Here's what today's news means for investors...

Yahoo's Alibaba Spin-Off Plan Dealt a Major Blow by IRS (Nasdaq: YHOO)

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Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) has been planning for a $23 billion Alibaba spin-off, but the company was dealt a major blow by the IRS yesterday.

Yahoo officials had planned to spin off 384 million shares of Alibaba Group Holding Inc. (NYSE: BABA) in what would have been a tax-free transaction.

Here's why the deal hit a snag...

Yahoo Stock Falters on Overhyped but Underwhelming Yahoo Earnings (Nasdaq: YHOO)

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Yahoo stock fell in pre-market trading after a mixed Yahoo earnings report.

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) posted a 14.7% increase in sales, from $1.084 billion in the second quarter of 2014 to $1.243 billion this quarter.

But for all the good news, it's tempered by realities that don't paint a bright picture for this struggling content giant's future...

Expect Very Little from Yahoo Earnings – and Yahoo Stock – This Season (Nasdaq: YHOO)

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Yahoo earnings will be released this afternoon (Tuesday). But, for all intents and purposes, Yahoo earnings are becoming increasingly irrelevant.

That's because the market values Yahoo's core business at a negative valuation when all holdings are accounted for.

And they don't seem too eager to push it up anytime soon, at least not under CEO Marissa Mayer's direction...

What the Alibaba Spin-Off Means for Investors Today (BABA, YHOO)

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Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) officials announced an Alibaba spin-off this week, which the company expects to complete in Q4.

The new company will be called Aabaco Holdings and will be made up of $32 billion in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) shares and a division named Yahoo Small Business.

Here's the reason why Yahoo is holding an Alibaba spin-off, and what it means for investors...

Why Is Yahoo Stock So Cheap Right Now?

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It's been a frustrating ride for Yahoo stock this year.

When all is said and done, the market values Yahoo's core business at negative $3.3 billion.

But that doesn't necessarily mean it's underpriced and ready for a surge...

Is the Yahoo Stock Price Still Getting a Boost from BABA?

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Since the September Alibaba IPO, the Yahoo stock price has moved almost in tandem with the Alibaba stock price.

That's where Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock derives most, if not all, of its value.

Here's why that may be changing...

How to Play Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Stock After Yesterday's Sell-Off

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For most of the day yesterday (Tuesday), Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock was trading up.

That was, until news reports came out suggesting that the Internal Revenue Services was considering changes to tax rules governing spin-offs - fearing it could cut into the expected Alibaba windfall.

And while the news sent YHOO stock sliding, it illustrates a very important point for anybody who's looking to buy YHOO stock right now...

Why Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) Should Take a Lesson from AOL

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One company investors should have their eyes on after this Verizon-AOL deal is Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO).

This Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) announced it was going to acquire struggling internet brand AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) for $50 a share, or $4.4 billion. Yahoo could only dream for someone to come in and swoop them up.

Here's why AOL and Yahoo are more similar than you would think...

How Does Yahoo Make Money?

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The question about Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is not necessarily, "How does Yahoo make money?" but rather, "How does Yahoo still make money?"

Online advertising is a tough business to be in, especially when other bigger players are dominating. Yahoo is in trouble.

So, how does Yahoo make money now that the industry has shifted and they aren't one of the leaders? Here's how...

Is Yahoo Stock Worth Buying After Another Lukewarm Earnings Season?

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After Yahoo earnings yesterday (Tuesday), investors have to ask themselves, "Is Yahoo stock worth buying?"

The Yahoo stock price got a nice lift in pre-market trading today. Though, Yahoo earnings weren't a ringing endorsement for the company's ailing core business. But it's still worth a buy.

So why is Yahoo stock worth buying? We answer that here...

[CHART] See the Latest M&A Deals from AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, and YHOO


Tech M&A deals are so commonplace now they often come and go with little fanfare. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) alone has acquired 44 companies since 2000. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has gobbled up more than three times that, with 144 buys in the last 15 years.

These deals are actually changing our lives - perhaps more than we realize. For instance, Google bought mobile software Android in 2005. Now, Android smartphones account for 78.4% of global market share. There are 76 million Android users in the U.S. alone.

Here are five charts that show the recent M&A deals from American tech sweethearts Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Google.

In another year or two, chances are some of these buys will have changed the way we live...

Stock Futures Today Edging Lower

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Good morning! Stock futures today (Friday, March 27) forecasted a 10-point retreat from yesterday's close. On Thursday, The DJIA managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points, notching its fourth consecutive drop.

This morning, it's all about fourth-quarter GDP. The U.S. Commerce Department will release its final estimate on GDP for the last quarter of 2014. Economists expect the final level to tick up to 2.4% growth over the quarter.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Friday...