/// What Answers Will Investors Be Demand-ing in the Q3 Call Today?
Just last week, it seemed as if the dangerous riptide had finally turned for Demand Media, the social content company whose stock bottomed out this quarter in mid-October in the low $5 a share range. It’s now rebounded to close Friday at $7.76, with a market valuation of just over $651 million — still a far cry from a high of over $27 a share in the last year, but well below the target price of upwards of $14 from Wall Street analysts. That’s why there will be plenty of questions for CEO Richard Rosenblatt in a conference call after the Santa Monica, Calif.-based Demand reports its third-quarter earnings after the markets close this afternoon. Analysts are expecting Demand to lose four cents a share, compared to a loss of 46 cents a year ago. Revenue is expected to be up. One issue sure to be on the docket will be the traffic problems at its flagship eHow site that stymied Demand in the quarter