Yahoos warning ends Tech Rally

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08.03.01 18:30

20520 Postings, 7454 Tage Stox DudeYahoos warning ends Tech Rally

ANOTHER SWARM of profit warnings and analyst downgrades hit the tech sector today, led by Yahoo!'s high-suspense earnings bomb and management shake-up.
The battering was enough to end the Nasdaq's three-day bounce off the bottom, but traders didn't pull their money out of the market. They went back to buying old-fashioned stocks like drug and food, utilities and even retailers.

The sector rotation stood in contrast to the periodic freefalls of late February, when profit warnings triggered triple-digit losses.

"About a month ago, if a couple of these companies came out with preannouncements, [investors] would take this market apart like a cheap suit. Now, the market's acting pretty well," said Larry Lawler, head of block trading at Dreyfus.

At 12:30 a.m, the Nasdaq Composite Index was off 40 points, or 1.8%, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 43. The S&P 500 was up two..

Trading in Yahoo, the leading Internet media company, was halted by the Nasdaq for nearly a full day yesterday as rumors swirled about an upcoming announcement. After the bell, the company announced that a sharp decline in advertising would cause it to merely break even in the first quarter, missing expectations of a five-cent-a-share profit. Yahoo chairman and chief executive Tim Koogle said he would give up the CEO job as the company searches for an outsider to beef up its management ranks.

Traditional media companies like the New York Times (NYT) and Dow Jones (DJ), co-owner of this Web site, have also slashed their profit projections in recent days as advertisers cut back spending.

Still, analysts said they were surprised at the depth of Yahoo's plight and that the company has some work to do to regain the faith of the Street.

"We believe the rebuilding process will likely be a long one and, in the absence of significant quarterly outperformance, we do not see a catalyst to spur renewed investor confidence in the Yahoo story in the near term," wrote J.P. Morgan H&Q's Paul Noglows in downgrading the stock to Market Performer from Long Term Buy.

Yahoo's shares tanked 20%. Other Internet leaders fell in concert.

 

08.03.01 18:43

20520 Postings, 7454 Tage Stox DudeAOL's Pittman: not interested in Yahoo

NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) - AOL Time Warner Inc. co-Chief Operating Officer Bob Pittman said on Thursday he was "absolutely not interested" in becoming chief executive officer of Yahoo Inc. after the job was vacated by Yahoo's longtime CEO Tim Koogle.

"I am delighted where I am," Pittman told Reuters at the Merrill Lynch Internet Conference in New York.

Pittman's name has been mentioned as a possible successor after Yahoo said Koogle would step down from the post. The announcement came as the Internet media company warned late Wednesday that results for the year would be well shy of already-lowered expectations.

AOL, meanwhile, was "sticking with" its own previous guidance for its 2001 results, Pittman said.

 

08.03.01 18:45

10586 Postings, 7533 Tage 1Mio.?War auch irgendwie klar!Müssen erst mal mit TW

klarkommen.

Gruss  

08.03.01 18:51

20520 Postings, 7454 Tage Stox Dude1Mio: Die werden "klarkommen" .

AOL ist der Gigant, den man im Portfolio einfach fuehren muss, aehnlich
wie Microsoft, Cisco & Sunmicro .
AOL eher als Yahoo, wobei ich beide besitze.  

08.03.01 19:00

10586 Postings, 7533 Tage 1Mio.?Die Fusion war sehr gut für beide und wird in

Zukunft noch viele goldene Früchte tragen für AOL und TimeWarner und die Aktionäre!
Warum sollten sie sich auch jetzt Yahoo dazuholen?
Später vielleicht wenn der Kurs noch weiter einbricht!Die Bewertung von Yahoo ist noch sehr hoch!
Würde auch mehr zu AOL tendieren.

Gruss  

08.03.01 19:04

20520 Postings, 7454 Tage Stox Dude1Mio:Yahoo plant als "Extra" Einkommen eine

Subscription fee. Wenn wir die Eyeballs mit der Fee multiplizieren,
sehen wir einem besseren earnings entgegen.  

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