As it nears sale, Yahoo's earnings likely to reveal continued decline

Yahoo's chief executive, Marissa Mayer, speaks at the 2014 Cannes Lions in June in Cannes, France.

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Yahoo’s chief executive, Marissa Mayer, speaks at the 2014 Cannes Lions in June in Cannes, France.

Despite Yahoo’s not-so-sunny outlook, some analysts believe its impending sale will affect its stock price more than its current revenue.

Zacks’ deputy manager Sejuti Banerjea said the main reason why Yahoo shares are up 13 percent year over year is not thanks to its stellar financials: It’s thanks to its potential owner. Final bids for Yahoo are expected to come in Monday, with Verizon rumored to be the likely buyer. Prices have ranged from $3.5 billion to $5 billion.

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