posted strong results after the bell on Wednesday, but investors apparently were looking for more.
Earnings of 8 cents a share matched analysts’ estimates, and revenues of $321.4 million beat estimates of $313-320 million. But Yahoo merely reaffirmed guidance instead of raising it as investors had hoped. The company said it sees third-quarter revenues of $318-338 million, versus consensus estimates of $325.5 million. For the full year, Yahoo said it expects revenues to come in between $1.26-1.31 billion versus estimates of $1.28 billion.
Investors were looking for much better after Yahoo’s 115% gain this year and lofty valuation. The stock fell 5% after hours from its 4 p.m. close.
During the day, the Nasdaq eeked out a small gain on a report that Cisco
CEO John Chambers said he sees an IT spending pickup – but Cisco later said the report was erroneous. Chambers simply said that spending will improve 2-4 months after business picks up. The Dow and S&P fell on Altria’s
legal troubles and worries about GE’s
earnings due out Friday morning.
The Nasdaq tacked on 1 to 1747, the S&P 500 fell 5 to 1002, and the Dow lost 66 to 9156. Volume rose to 1.57 billion shares on the NYSE, and 2.15 billion on the Nasdaq. Decliners led 17-14 on the NYSE, but advancers led 18-13 on the Nasdaq. Downside volume was 51% on the NYSE, and 35% on the Nasdaq. New highs-new lows were 270-7 on the NYSE, and 424-4 on the Nasdaq.
soared 58% on AT&T’s
surged 40% despite an adverse patent ruling.
gained 11% on a deal with Lycos.
fell 13% on negative analyst comments.
plunged 24% on a warning.
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