Marissa Mayer of Yahoo
(NASDAQ:YHOO) is hard-core, and we like that. After hearing her outline her strategy to revive the company on Monday during an earnings call in which the search giant also reported revenue of $1.09 billion in the third quarter, we are warming up to her strategic direction. Other investors clearly felt the same way as the stock surged over 4% in after-hours trading following the 5:00 p.m. earnings call with analayts.
Unfortunately (or fortunately), words, positive news, and guidance, while of temporary succor, are sometimes in the long run meaningless. We listen to the mathematical price action of the stock. The issue with guidance and talk is that it creates a binary reaction in all of us. We say "I am a buyer" or "I am a seller" based on that belief, and it's that human emotion that want to try to eliminate. Why? Because individually, 99.9% of us will get our theories -- that is, why we like or dislike an idea -- wrong. We at ChartLabPro.com are guilty of it and we bet you are, too.
With that being said, Yahoo moved to a Strong Buy on October 5 and the collective intelligence in the marketplace is saying the stock is worth a shot to the upside.
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