Yahoo CEO Semel on the Line at Today's Annual Meeting
At Yahoo's annual shareholder meeting today, CEO Terry S. Semel is expected to face criticism for the stock's recent performance.
"I think that there's been a complete mismatch in the CEO's pay package and the performance of the stock over the last three years," Susquehanna Financial Group Internet Analyst Marianne Wolk said on "Squawk on the Street."
Semel received a pay package amounting to $72 million in stock options in exchange for his pay cut in 2006.
The performance of the stock over the last several years has been weak, said Wolk. Yahoo shares are currently down about 9%.
"I think that you're going to see a lot more pressure on them to improve their technology and improve their competitive position," Wolk added.
She said that Yahoo has the potential to perform better, though management hasn't done a good job of leveraging its assets.
"This is a cheap stock that reflects a lot of the issues and it doesn't reflect a lot of the upside potential over the next several years," Wolk said, recommending that investors buy Yahoo now.