CNBC, By Zack Guzman | July 20th, 2015 (Read article)

As Yahoo prepares to report its second-quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday, once again the company won’t really be at the center of its own story.

With the stock down more than 20 percent this year and a majority of analysts expecting a sharp decline in earnings, much of Wall Street will be watching to see how the company plans to spin off its $30 billion stake in Alibaba, which accounts for roughly three-fourths of Yahoo’s market capitalization.