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Why Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Earnings Are Today's "Can't-Miss" Report

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The most exciting business headline today will have to be that of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) earnings, to be released later today.

Even more interesting than the report will be the quarterly earnings call, when YHOO management will likely be grilled by analysts on its plan moving forward.

For YHOO shareholders who want to see a good return on their holdings, and who want to see sufficient windfall profits from YHOO's further sales of Alibaba shares, here's what to look out for in earnings...

Will Alibaba Buy Yahoo? Here's What YHOO Needs to Consider

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It's been a tough time for Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) shareholders, which is likely why some prominent investors with large stakes in the company are wondering, "Will Alibaba buy Yahoo?"

Over the last few years, shareholders have had to watch as YHOO has struggled to turnaround its core business, while the bulk of its value as a stock lie in its lucrative holdings overseas.

Here are the tough decisions YHOO is going to have to make before any Alibaba purchase can happen.

Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) Has to Make Its Windfall Count After Alibaba IPO

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Now that the long-awaited Alibaba IPO (NYSE: BABA) is here and the stock starts trading tomorrow (Friday) -- Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer has some big decisions on her plate.

Yahoo figures to get a massive windfall from its 22.5% stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant, thanks to a prescient $1 billion investment the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Internet pioneer made in 2005.

But now Yahoo needs to put that money to work, primarily through key acquisitions.

Here are the companies most likely to be on Yahoo's shopping list...

Yahoo's Stake in Alibaba: How This Partnership Started and What's Next

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Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is often mentioned in the same breath as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA).That's because of Yahoo's stake in Alibaba - it owns about 24% - initiated in 2005.

And this means a lot for YHOO as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba preps for the largest IPO in history.

Here’s how the Yahoo-Alibaba partnership began, and what it could mean for both Yahoo and Alibaba stock going forward…

GPRO, NKE, YHOO Among Hot Stocks on the Move Today

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GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) tops Friday's hot stocks to watch list. Shares of the wearable camcorder maker soared another 20% intraday on the heels of its highly anticipated IPO on Thursday.

Also jumping today on earnings, analysts upgrades, and company news are a couple of athletic retailers, a home builder, an online travel outfit, and more...

Get the full list, including GPRO, YHOO, and NKE, right here…

The Real Reason Yahoo Purchased Blink, and What That Means for YHOO Stock

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Yesterday, Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) acquired Blink, a mobile-messaging app that allows users to send texts, pictures, and videos that self-destruct after an allotted period of time.

The acquisition fits into Yahoo's trend of buying small mobile companies in hopes of further strengthening its share of the mobile market.

Yahoo and CEO Marissa Mayer better hope that this strategy pays off, because if it fails YHOO stock could be in serious trouble…

Alibaba IPO: Profits Soar as Investors Await Filing

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Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) shareholders and prospective Alibaba investors were eagerly awaiting the Yahoo earnings report yesterday as it provides a glimpse into Alibaba's financial numbers.

The report didn't disappoint, as Alibaba saw its profits more than double in the fourth quarter of 2013.

As Alibaba prepares for its IPO in 2014, its value keeps rising. If it continues this strategy, it may be the biggest U.S. IPOs we've ever seen...

How to Play Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) Stock After Earnings

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Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) beat Wall Street predictions after the bell on Tuesday by $0.01, with earnings per share (EPS) of $0.38. Despite the beat, the digital media giant's revenue remained stagnant, and its operating income dropped 84% compared to the same quarter a year earlier.

Here's how our expert suggests playing Yahoo stock after Tuesday's earnings results...

The Alibaba IPO Will Make Billions of Dollars for This Tech Company

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The Alibaba IPO is officially coming to the United States in 2014, and the deal is expected to raise as much as $15 billion for China's largest e-commerce company.

A Reuters report in February polled eight analysts who estimated that Alibaba could reach a valuation of $140 billion.

Naturally, investors want in on the Alibaba IPO, which is likely to be one of the largest IPOs in U.S. history. Those who are able to get their hands on shares of Alibaba before it goes public stand to make quite a profit.

But no one will be profiting quite like this company...