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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...

YHOO Stock Still Too Speculative, Here's a Better Opportunity

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The YHOO stock price is plummeting today, despite the fact that Verizon's CEO announced interest in acquiring Yahoo.

But the speculation makes YHOO stock dangerous to own, especially in a bear market.

Here's everything you need to know about CEO Marissa Mayer's company if the market continues to sell off...

Yahoo Earnings for Q4 2015 Released Today: 3 Biggest Keys for Investors

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Yahoo earnings come out today, Feb. 2, 2016.

Unfortunately for shareholders, this could be the first time since 2004 that Yahoo hasn't recorded at least $1 billion in revenue.

But before earnings are released, we wanted to provide our readers with the reasons why Yahoo got in this predicament and what to expect moving forward...

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...

Yahoo Stock Won't Be Saved by Mayer's Newest Plan

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Shareholders are hoping that CEO Marissa Mayer's latest plan will help the Yahoo stock price climb in 2016.

She's been working on this plan since November, and Wall Street believes she will finally executive it after earnings are reported on Feb. 2.

But is this really going to save the company, or is it a last-ditch effort for Mayer to try and keep her job?

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 YHOO Stock Price Continues to Plummet in 2016

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The YHOO stock price is down 5.18% today (Friday) and has fallen 12.9% in 2016.

There isn't a clear turnaround strategy to unlock shareholder value, and activists want CEO Marissa Mayer to resign.

Some investors may view the dropping YHOO stock price as a buying opportunity, but here's what you really need to know about the company for 2016...

Our Yahoo Stock Forecast 2016 Shows Losses Will Continue

Our Yahoo stock forecast 2016 has found three catalysts that will determine the health of the Yahoo stock price.

YHOO is already down 8.47% into 2016, and current shareholders remain in limbo about the future of the company under CEO Marissa Mayer.

If you want to know what to expect as a YHOO shareholder in 2016, our forecast breaks down everything that needs to be on your radar.

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...

The YHOO Stock Price Is in Trouble Heading into 2016

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The YHOO stock price is down today despite Verizon's potential interest in purchasing Yahoo's Internet business.

CEO Marissa Meyers is under heavy pressure to start providing more value to YHOO shareholders, and a sale of the company's Internet business might be her only option.

Read on to find out the warnings signs as to why the YHOO stock price is in deep trouble heading into 2016...

Who Will Buy Yahoo's Internet Business?

Hours after reports that Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is mulling a sale of its core Internet business, a number of potential buyers were cited.

The list is diverse and lengthy, indeed.

So who will buy Yahoo's Internet business? Take a look...

Why the Yahoo Stock Price Surged 7% Today

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The Yahoo stock price surged nearly 7% to $36.07 Wednesday amid reports the company is mulling a sale of its core Internet business, moving ahead with the Alibaba spin-off, or doing both.

Clearly, Yahoo will complete at least one of those moves.

Less clear is CEO Marissa Mayer's fate...