NASDAQ:LPSN - LivePerson Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$25.70 -0.90 (-3.38 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$26.60
Today's Range$25.65 - $26.65
52-Week Range$10.80 - $27.40
Volume667,728 shs
Average Volume466,743 shs
Market Capitalization$1.63 billion
P/E Ratio-440.83
Dividend YieldN/A
LivePerson logoLivePerson, Inc. engages in the provision of mobile and online messaging solutions. It operates through Business and Consumer segments. The Business segment enables brands to leverage intelligence engine to connect with consumers through an integrated suite of mobile and online business messaging technologies. The Consumer segment involves in facilitating online transactions between independent service providers and individual consumers seeking information and knowledge for a fee via mobile and online messaging. The company was founded by Robert P. LoCascio on November 29, 1995 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.35
Quick Ratio1.35


Trailing P/E Ratio-440.83
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$218.88 million
Price / Sales7.33
Cash Flow$0.2286 per share
Price / Cash112.42
Book Value$2.35 per share
Price / Book10.94


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.06)
Net Income$-18,190,000.00
Net Margins-7.06%
Return on Equity-3.34%
Return on Assets-2.03%


Outstanding Shares62,410,000
Market Cap$1.63 billion

LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is LivePerson's stock symbol?

LivePerson trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LPSN."

How were LivePerson's earnings last quarter?

LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 1st. The technology company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.01. The technology company earned $61.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $59.46 million. LivePerson had a negative return on equity of 3.34% and a negative net margin of 7.06%. The business's revenue was up 14.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. View LivePerson's Earnings History.

When is LivePerson's next earnings date?

LivePerson is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for LivePerson.

What guidance has LivePerson issued on next quarter's earnings?

LivePerson issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.10-0.14 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.12. The company issued revenue guidance of $245.5-247.5 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $241.48 million.LivePerson also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.02-0.03 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for LPSN?

7 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for LivePerson's stock. Their predictions range from $18.00 to $31.00. On average, they expect LivePerson's stock price to reach $25.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for LivePerson.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for LivePerson?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for LivePerson in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for LivePerson.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about LivePerson stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about LivePerson stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "LivePerson, Inc. is the leading provider of mobile and online messaging business solutions, enabling a meaningful connection between brands and consumers. LivePerson opens the new click-to-message ad extension to larger companies by adding three important dimensions. First, it tracks and distributes ad responses to teams that may be across geographies - essential for an ad campaign at a larger scale - and measures the results. LivePerson provides an optional, pay-for-performance team of people who can answer these SMS conversations and can handle many queries itself, or transfer them to in-house representatives where needed. LivePerson enables brands to manage message conversations from many media and communications channels in one solution and one workforce. This lets large advertisers scale without staffing pains, and has been shown to improve conversion rates when deployed. " (6/29/2018)
  • 2. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH analysts commented, "We are gaining confidence in the company’s positioning in the large technology shift to messaging. Management reiterated their belief that messaging is the 3rd major wave in technology and is a natural progression from search and social networking. The opportunity is extremely large, at 270 billion 1-800 calls annually (at a company estimated cost of $6 per call) this is over $1 trillion in annual spend. LPSN has built a platform called LiveEngage that allows companies to change the dynamic for interacting with their customers. Management reiterated their belief that they are at least 12-18 months ahead of the competition." (6/6/2018)

Who are some of LivePerson's key competitors?

Who are LivePerson's key executives?

LivePerson's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Robert P. LoCascio, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Christopher E. Greiner, Chief Financial Officer
  • Alexander Spinelli, Chief Technology Officer
  • Michael J Ganci, EVP-Global Sales & Customer Success
  • Daryl J. Carlough, Senior Vice President-Global & Controller

Has LivePerson been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about LPSN stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LivePerson earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for LivePerson.

Who are LivePerson's major shareholders?

LivePerson's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.52%), FMR LLC (5.67%), Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC (5.10%), Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA (4.38%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.86%) and RGM Capital LLC (3.25%). Company insiders that own LivePerson stock include Daniel Richard Murphy, Daryl Carlough, David Vaskevitch, Dustin Dean, Eran Vanounou, Monica L Greenberg, Peter Block and Robert P Locascio. View Institutional Ownership Trends for LivePerson.

Which major investors are selling LivePerson stock?

LPSN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including RGM Capital LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Cortina Asset Management LLC, Castleark Management LLC, Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA, Millennium Management LLC, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC and Aperio Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold LivePerson company stock in the last year include Daniel Richard Murphy, Daryl Carlough, Dustin Dean, Eran Vanounou, Monica L Greenberg, Peter Block and Robert P Locascio. View Insider Buying and Selling for LivePerson.

Which major investors are buying LivePerson stock?

LPSN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, BlackRock Inc., Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC, EAM Investors LLC, Royce & Associates LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for LivePerson.

How do I buy shares of LivePerson?

Shares of LPSN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is LivePerson's stock price today?

One share of LPSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.70.

How big of a company is LivePerson?

LivePerson has a market capitalization of $1.63 billion and generates $218.88 million in revenue each year. The technology company earns $-18,190,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.06) on an earnings per share basis. LivePerson employs 981 workers across the globe.

How can I contact LivePerson?

LivePerson's mailing address is 475 10TH AVENUE 5TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10018. The technology company can be reached via phone at 212-609-4200 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for LivePerson (NASDAQ LPSN)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  285 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  271 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  556
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about LivePerson and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LPSN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LPSN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/21/2018 by Staff

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