fwiw, YHOO was under $20 before the rumors flew about a Microsoft take over. look for YHOO to drop bunches in the near future. they hit $29.70 in after hours trading on Friday before this news broke. Yahoo has a PE ratio that is outrageous for a company that has been going downhill for some time and losing market share. they really should have taken the deal. if i owned YHOO stock i'd be very, very mad at management. <br><br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
not even close.<br><br>Microsoft has a 270 billion dollar market cap.<br>Yahoo has a 40 billion dollar market cap.<br><br>Apple is at 160 billion dollar market cap, so apple is 4 times bigger than yahoo.<br><br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
What ?<br><br>Closing - Yahoo was at 4 bucks higher then MS per share <-- thats what matters the market cap means NOTHING in a sense of per share.<br><br>Take it the other way MS has 270 billion of piss of share holders where as Yahoo has 40 billion happy ones.<br><br>
YHOO closed lower than MSFT on Friday per share. but when you buy a share of MSFT, you are getting a much lower percentage of the overall company. on the other hand, when you own MSFT shares you will get dividends (about 11 cents per share/per quarter). YHOO gives no dividends (nor does AAPL).<br><br>to make this more clear . . . <br><br>company A has a stock priced at $10/share. company A has 100 stocks out. company A is worth $1,000.<br><br>company B has a stock priced at $20/share. company B has 10 stocks currently out. company B is worth $200.<br><br>the stock price is only useful in that the cheaper stocks tend to be more accessible to more purchasers . . . but it doesn't tell you anything about the company by itself.<br><br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
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