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Analyst Downgrades: Yahoo! Inc., F5 Networks, Inc., and Pandora Media Inc

Analysts downwardly revised their ratings on YHOO, FFIV, and P

by 6/18/2014 9:21 AM
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Analysts are weighing in today on Internet titan Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), software producer F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), and streaming music provider Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P). Here's a quick roundup of today's bearish brokerage notes.

  • YHOO received another bearish brokerage note this morning, when Bernstein dropped its price target to $43 from $45. On the charts, Yahoo! Inc. may have hit some technical turbulence recently, but the equity is still holding on to its 29.1% year-over-year gain at $34.43. Should YHOO head back north in the near term, a change of heart among the recent bears of Wall Street could create additional tailwinds for the shares. Not to mention, the stock could also benefit from bullish ratings adjustments from the nine brokerage firms who currently maintain skeptical "hold" suggestions.

  • Morgan Stanley initiated an "equal weight" rating on FFIV this morning, even though the stock has tacked on 25% this year to perch at $113.56. Elsewhere, more than 10% of F5 Networks, Inc.'s available float is sold short, and it would take almost seven sessions to cover these bearish bets, at the shares' average pace of trading.

  • Likewise, Morgan Stanley resumed coverage on P with an "equal weight" rating. On the charts, Pandora Media Inc has plunged 22.4% over the last three months to trade at $27.23. Meanwhile, the stock's Schaeffer's put/call open interest ratio (SOIR) of 0.59 ranks in the bottom 21% of its annual range, meaning short-term option traders are more call-heavy than usual toward P right now.

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