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

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$19.95 -0.02 (-0.10 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$19.97
Today's Range$19.68 - $20.24
52-Week Range$10.80 - $27.40
Volume302,500 shs
Average Volume475,715 shs
Market Capitalization$1.22 billion
P/E Ratio-332.50
Dividend YieldN/A
LivePerson, Inc. provides mobile and online business messaging solutions that power digital communication between brands and consumers. It operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. The Business segment facilitates real-time online interactions, such as chat, voice, and content delivery across multiple channels and screens for corporations of various sizes. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between independent service providers and individual consumers seeking information and knowledge via mobile and online messaging. The company offers LiveEngage, an enterprise-class and cloud-based platform, which enables businesses and consumers to connect through conversational interfaces. It also provides professional services and value-added business consulting services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to Fortune 500 companies, Internet businesses, online merchants, small to medium-sized businesses, automotive dealers, universities, libraries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. It operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions. LivePerson, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LPSN
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.32
Quick Ratio1.32


Trailing P/E Ratio-332.50
Forward P/E Ratio-166.25
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$218.88 million
Price / Sales5.78
Cash Flow$0.2402 per share
Price / Cash Flow83.05
Book Value$2.35 per share
Price / Book8.49


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.06)
Net Income$-18,190,000.00
Net Margins-9.21%
Return on Equity-5.32%
Return on Assets-3.20%


Outstanding Shares63,420,000
Market Cap$1.22 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The technology company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.03). The technology company had revenue of $64.21 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $62.55 million. LivePerson had a negative return on equity of 5.32% and a negative net margin of 9.21%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 13.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.05 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 Tuesday, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for LivePerson.

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

LivePerson updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.01-0.03 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.07. The company issued revenue guidance of $63.9-65.9 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $64.08 million.LivePerson also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $0.05-0.07 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for LPSN?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for LivePerson's shares. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $32.00. On average, they expect LivePerson's share price to reach $27.80 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 39.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for LivePerson.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for LivePerson?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for LivePerson in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 5 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. " (12/5/2018)
  • 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)

Has LivePerson been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about LPSN stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. LivePerson earned a daily sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the technology company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of LivePerson's key competitors?

Who are LivePerson's key executives?

LivePerson's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Robert P. LoCascio, Founder, Chairman & CEO (Age 49)
  • Ms. Monica L. Greenberg, Exec. VP of Corp. Devel. & Strategic Alliances and Gen. Counsel (Age 49)
  • Mr. Daryl J. Carlough, Sr. VP of Global & Corp. Controller (Age 47)
  • Mr. Christopher E. Greiner, Chief Financial Officer (Age 42)
  • Mr. Alexander Spinelli, Chief Technology Officer (Age 45)

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. (13.55%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.05%), Vanguard Group Inc (9.05%), FMR LLC (6.07%), Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC (4.92%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.45%). 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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, AWM Investment Company Inc., William Blair Investment Management LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Castleark Management LLC, Royce & Associates LP and Rice Hall James & Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold LivePerson company stock in the last year include Daniel Richard Murphy, Daryl Carlough, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vista Equity Partners Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Altshuler Shaham Ltd, Mivtachim The Workers Social Insurance Fund Ltd. Under Special Management, FMR LLC, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc. and Pembroke Management LTD. 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 $19.95.

How big of a company is LivePerson?

LivePerson has a market capitalization of $1.22 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.

What is LivePerson's official website?

The official website for LivePerson is

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:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  294 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  296 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  590
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 12/13/2018 by Staff

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