Larry Haverty, Portfolio Manager at Gabelli Funds, says Marissa Mayer's efforts to beef up Yahoo's main business seem to have limited success amid strong competition from Google and Facebook.» Read More
*Softbank, Yahoo reap the benefits of Alibaba holdings. SYDNEY, April 16- Asian share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. "This is likely to be the low point for this year," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney.
*Nikkei leads the way encouraged by late rally on Wall St. SYDNEY, April 16- Asian share markets were mostly in the black on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome.
*European bond yields hit new lows as Ukraine tensions mount. SYDNEY, April 16- Asian markets took some comfort from a late spurt by Wall Street on Wednesday as investors tensed for a reading on Chinese economic growth, while rising tensions in Ukraine kept safe-haven sovereign debt well bid.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.
*Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley lead underwriters for offering. April 15- Moelis& Co's initial public offering has been priced at $25 per share- below its expected range- a market source said, valuing the independent investment bank at about $1.29 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Yahoo Inc on Tuesday forecast second-quarter revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, of $1.06 billion to $1.1 billion, in line with expectations for about $1.08 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd accelerated revenue growth in the crucial fourth quarter, the company reported on Tuesday, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares for a highly anticipated public offering.
CNBC's Dominic Chu says Dow Jones reports Moelis will offer 6.5 million shares at $25 per share, lower than expected range of $26 to $29.
*Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war. *Brent oil falls as investors weigh Libya, Ukraine.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer. Yahoo is trying to revitalize its business under Mayer, who took the reins about two years ago.
Stocks rose on Tuesday after earnings from Dow components Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson.
The "Fast Money" traders discuss Yahoo's quarterly numbers. Trader Jon Najarian says Alibaba knocked it out for Yahoo.
*Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson rally after results. *Tesla and Netflix slide, but Twitter jumps after deal. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Yahoo Inc delivered modest revenue growth in the first quarter but its shares jumped on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ahead of the Chinese e-commerce company's highly anticipated initial public offering. Shares of Yahoo were up roughly 8 percent to $36.90 in after hours trading on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo is still prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo Inc. is making most of its money from its holdings in two Asian Internet companies— China's Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Yahoo Inc reported modest revenue growth in the first three months of the year, as the Internet company stemmed a long-running decline in its display ad business. Revenue, excluding fees paid to partner websites, was $1.087 billion in the first quarter compared to $1.074 billion in the year ago period.
Analyzing Yahoo's quarterly report and discussing the company's core growth, with BuzzFeed's Jon Steinberg; Colin Gillis, BGC Financial; "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian; "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary; "The Profit's" Marcus Lemonis; CNBC's Sharon Epperson and Kayla Tausche.
Yahoo shares, which are down roughly 15 percent since the start of the year, rose about as much as 8 percent in after-hours trading.
Yahoo is reporting Q1 EPS of $0.38 ex-items on revenue of $1.09 billion ex-tac, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers: