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Yahoo Stock Price Today Climbs After Latest Buyout Bid

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The Yahoo stock price today is climbing after a long list of potential suitors for the Internet company was revealed.

Verizon appears to be the front-runner, but Google, Time, and several equity funds are interested in taking over the company.

Yahoo recently revealed to the bidders it expects revenue to drop 15% in 2016, so why would any of these companies want to buy it? Here's everything you need to know...

Yahoo Stock Price in Focus Today as This Big Push for Changes Revealed

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The Yahoo stock price is one to watch in coming weeks now that a hedge fund proposed a plan to make major changes to the company's board.

Starboard Value LP, the hedge fund behind the plan, is one of Yahoo! Inc.'s (Nasdaq: YHOO) largest shareholders, with an approximately 1.7% stake. That represents an investment of about $570 million.

In a letter sent to Yahoo shareholders Thursday, Starboard announced it is nominating a slate of nine candidates for election to Yahoo's board of directors. Here's what you need to know now...

Why the Yahoo Stock Price Rally Won't Last in 2016

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The Yahoo stock price rallied 2.3% to $30.23 this morning (Friday) after the struggling Internet company said it has formed a committee to explore strategic alternative. The Yahoo stock price is now up 11% since last Thursday.

But we don't expect the Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock price rally to last through 2016. And there is one major reason why we remain bearish on YHOO stock.

First, here's some key details about Friday's announcement and Yahoo stock's rebound...

How Does Yahoo Make Money?

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The struggles of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have been well documented, and CEO Marissa Mayer may be forced to make drastic changes.

Yahoo's revenue declined 7.3% from 2012 to 2014, and Mayer's attempts to increase revenue growth haven't worked. This leaves people wondering, "How does Yahoo make money?"

We have the answers here.

But before we reveal how Yahoo makes money, let's take a look at exactly why the company is losing money...

Could the Yahoo Stock Price Plunge of 2008 Be Repeated if 2016 Goes South?

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The Yahoo stock price is down 11% this year, and investors are fearing that we are entering another recession in 2016.

You see, shares of YHOO plummeted by nearly 50% in the 2008 recession, and the leadership at the company right now is unstable.

If you are a YHOO shareholder or want to add shares to your portfolio at a discounted price, you have to read this right now...

Yahoo Stock Price Gets Another Setback from $100 Million Video Failure

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The Yahoo stock price continues to plummet, and CEO Marissa Mayer has not provided shareholders with any reasons to be optimistic.

At the beginning of January, Yahoo decided to dissolve its video content service, Yahoo Screen.

Yahoo had to write off $42 billion in losses from original programming in Q3 2015, but we believe this is just a symptom of a much bigger problem...

Why the Yahoo Stock Price Dropped After New Activist Proposal Today

The Yahoo stock price is down after hedge fund investor Eric Jackson proposed a 99-page plan to unlock Yahoo shareholder value.

Jackson wants Marissa Mayer fired and wants Yahoo to keep its failing Internet business.

But larger shareholders want Mayer to sell off the Internet business, which may make it even more difficult to unlock value for Yahoo shareholders...

The Only Way Marissa Mayer Can Avoid Yahoo's "Kodak Moment"

When folks ask me why I'm such a business-news junkie, I point to the up-and-down sagas like the one that continues to play out at the Marissa Mayer-helmed Yahoo.

Thanks to Yahoo's pre-IPO stake in Alibaba Group, the long-suffering shareholders of that wheezing Internet pioneer found themselves with a $40 billion windfall when China's top e-commerce firm went public in September 2014.

Not only was it a terrific drama, but my Private Briefing readers got the chance to clean up on the 50%+ rocket ride Yahoo shares took that year.

So watching Team Mayer fumble that victory - transforming it into another period of deep shareholder pain - has been profoundly disappointing.

But here's the good news.

I know exactly what Mayer needs to do to save Yahoo and its shareholders from absolute ruin.

You see, I've seen this before...