NYSE:YELP - Yelp Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$36.27 +0.04 (+0.11 %)
(As of 01/21/2019 03:06 AM ET)
Previous Close$36.27
Today's Range$35.91 - $36.75
52-Week Range$29.33 - $52.50
Volume1.97 million shs
Average Volume1.62 million shs
Market Capitalization$3.01 billion
P/E Ratio518.14
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.99
Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects people with local businesses in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company's platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, arts, entertainment and events, home and local services, health, nightlife, travel and hotel, auto, and others. It provides free and paid advertising products to businesses, as well as enables businesses to deliver targeted search advertising to local audiences through its Website and mobile application; and business listing products. The company's Yelp platform enables consumers to order flowers, purchase event tickets, and book spa and salon appointments. In addition, it offers Yelp Deals that allow local business owners to create promotional discounted deals for their products and services; and Gift Certificates products for local business owners to sell full-price gift certificates directly to customers through their business listing pages. Further, the company provides other services comprising Yelp Reservations that provide restaurants, nightlife, and other venues with the ability to offer online reservations directly from their Yelp business listing pages; and Yelp Nowait, a subscription-based waitlist management solution that allows consumers to check wait times and join waitlists remotely, as well as businesses to manage seating and server rotation. Its other services also include WiFi Marketing product for businesses to create on-premises WiFi access for customers and advertise products on the WiFi log-in page, as well as collect contact and social media information from customers. The company offers its products directly through its sales force; indirectly through partners; and online through its Website. Yelp Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Personal services
Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services
SectorComputer and Technology
CUSIP98581710
Phone415-908-3801

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$846.81 million
Cash Flow$0.5687 per share
Book Value$13.13 per share

Profitability

Net Income$152.85 million

Miscellaneous

Employees5,323
Market Cap$3.01 billion
OptionableOptionable

Yelp (NYSE:YELP) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Yelp's stock symbol?

Yelp trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "YELP."

How will Yelp's stock buyback program work?

Yelp declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Friday, August 4th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 7.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Yelp's earnings last quarter?

Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) announced its earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The local business review company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.09. The local business review company had revenue of $241.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $245.55 million. Yelp had a net margin of 18.04% and a return on equity of 1.34%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.29 EPS. View Yelp's Earnings History.

When is Yelp's next earnings date?

Yelp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Yelp.

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

Yelp issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $938-942 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $963.02 million.Yelp also updated its Q4 2018 guidance to EPS.

What price target have analysts set for YELP?

22 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Yelp's shares. Their forecasts range from $29.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Yelp's stock price to reach $40.2430 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Yelp.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Yelp?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Yelp in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Yelp.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Yelp stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Yelp stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Yelp is increasingly benefiting from its Home and Local services. The company introduced new advertising products and features to better serve customers. The launch of Yelp Verified, a new paid offering, will help boost revenue growth in the Home & Local Services category. Additionally, diversification in the company’s go-to-market strategy owing to growth in self-serve, national and third-party sales channels is a positive. Further, the acquisition of Eat24 business by GrubHub provides the company with a better return on investment. Shares outperfromed the industry in the past one year. However, as Yelp is highly dependent on advertising revenues, a decline in user growth does not bode well." (1/6/2019)
  • 2. SunTrust Banks, Inc. analysts commented, "We’re lowering our numbers to 10% revenue growth/250bps EBITDA margin expansion, per the company’s new guidance framework, and our price target to $35 (10x 2019 FCF, vs 24% EBITDA growth). ." (11/9/2018)

Has Yelp been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about YELP stock have trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Yelp earned a coverage optimism score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the local business review company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Yelp?

Yelp saw a drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 11,127,824 shares, a drop of 18.3% from the December 14th total of 13,617,105 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,687,585 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.6 days. Approximately 14.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Yelp's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Yelp's key competitors?

Who are Yelp's key executives?

Yelp's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder, CEO & Director (Age 42)
  • Mr. Joseph R. Nachman, Chief Operating Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Laurence A. Wilson, Chief Admin. Officer, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 47)
  • Mr. Charles C. Baker, Chief Financial Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Alan Ramsay, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 46)

Who are Yelp's major shareholders?

Yelp's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.92%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.32%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.29%), American Trust Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.02%) and TB Alternative Assets Ltd. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Yelp stock include Alan Ramsay, Charles Baker, Geoffrey L Donaker, Jeremy Stoppelman, Joseph R Nachman, Laurence Wilson and Michael Stoppelman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Yelp.

Which institutional investors are selling Yelp stock?

YELP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Trust Investment Advisors LLC, TB Alternative Assets Ltd. and Personal Capital Advisors Corp. Company insiders that have sold Yelp company stock in the last year include Alan Ramsay, Geoffrey L Donaker, Jeremy Stoppelman and Joseph R Nachman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Yelp.

Which institutional investors are buying Yelp stock?

YELP stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Retirement Systems of Alabama, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Yelp.

How do I buy shares of Yelp?

Shares of YELP 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 Yelp's stock price today?

One share of YELP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $36.27.

How big of a company is Yelp?

Yelp has a market capitalization of $3.01 billion and generates $846.81 million in revenue each year. The local business review company earns $152.85 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.07 on an earnings per share basis. Yelp employs 5,323 workers across the globe.

What is Yelp's official website?

The official website for Yelp is http://www.yelp.com.

How can I contact Yelp?

Yelp's mailing address is 140 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET 9TH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO CA, 94105. The local business review company can be reached via phone at 415-908-3801 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Yelp (NYSE YELP)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,224 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,032 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,256
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Yelp and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe YELP will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe YELP will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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