Why Yandex Is a Buy Now

According to a new comScore report, Russia grew its base of Internet users by 15% last year and now accounts for 15% of Europe's roughly 400 million active online audience. That's excellent news for Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX  ) , the region's largest search engine.

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  • Report this Comment On March 26, 2013, at 11:32 PM, EvanBuck wrote:

    I agree. Yandex is a good opportunity play on the expanding Russian internet market. Although the short-term prognosis with Cyprus and restricted freedom in Russia might not look that good, Yandex is essentially the "Russian Google" and has a very solid business model.

  • Report this Comment On March 27, 2013, at 10:46 AM, mjtri wrote:

    Makes sense. It would be interesting to know if Yandex has any cash in a Cyprus bank. I wouldn't think that they would, at least not more than 100K Euros.

  • Report this Comment On March 28, 2013, at 6:59 AM, Stacychuck wrote:

    One thing mentioned: unless the analysts are wrong. How often does this happen? It's a crap-shoot. Don't invest what you can't lose.

  • Report this Comment On July 16, 2013, at 4:55 PM, TMFPennyWise wrote:

    I like Yandex and think it has a long runway for growth.

    When I was researching Yandex I came across Qiwi another Russian growth company specializing in e-payments and I think this is another Russian growth stock with a long runway. I haven't found out if it has connections with Cyprus.


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