NYSE:YELP - Yelp Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $32.41 -0.44 (-1.34 %) (As of 05/19/2019 03:29 PM ET)Previous Close$32.41Today's Range$32.11 - $33.0252-Week Range$29.33 - $52.50Volume2.13 million shsAverage Volume2.06 million shsMarket Capitalization$2.66 billionP/E Ratio72.02Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.97 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects consumers 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 Waitlist, 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 Yelp 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, as well as non-advertising partner arrangements. Yelp Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Personal services Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNYSE:YELP Previous Symbol CUSIP98581710 CIK1345016 Webwww.yelp.com Phone415-908-3801Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.21 Current Ratio5.93 Quick Ratio13.25Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio72.02 Forward P/E Ratio47.66 P/E Growth1.91 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$942.77 million Price / Sales2.82 Cash Flow$1.01 per share Price / Cash Flow32.09 Book Value$12.13 per share Price / Book2.67Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.45 Net Income$55.35 million Net Margins6.17% Return on Equity4.09% Return on Assets3.55%Miscellaneous Employees6,030 Outstanding Shares82,030,000Market Cap$2.66 billion Next Earnings Date8/14/2019 (Estimated) 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 initiated a share buyback plan on Friday, August 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 7.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Yelp's earnings last quarter? Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 9th. The local business review company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.02. The local business review company earned $235.94 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $234.96 million. Yelp had a return on equity of 4.09% and a net margin of 6.17%. Yelp's quarterly revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.03) 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, August 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Yelp. What guidance has Yelp issued on next quarter's earnings? Yelp updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 9th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.01819484-1.0370503 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.03 billion.Yelp also updated its Q2 2019 guidance to EPS. What price target have analysts set for YELP? 23 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Yelp's shares. Their predictions range from $29.00 to $59.00. On average, they anticipate Yelp's share price to reach $39.4430 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Yelp. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Yelp? 23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Yelp in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 13 hold ratings and 8 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. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We remain $38 target price. Key Points 1Q:19 highlights. Yelp’s total revenue grew +6% y/y (organic) to $235.9mm in 1Q, which was in line with the Street’s $235.4mm forecast (+6% y/y) and above the midpoint of the company’s guidance range ($232mm-$236.5mm). Adj. EBITDA of $39.3mm (~17% margin) was just ahead of the Street’s $38.4mm (~16% margin) estimate and the high-end of guidance ($37mm-$39mm). In 1Q, Yelp’s paying advertising accounts increased by +1k q/q (192k total accounts), matching the Street’s forecast as sequential adds rebounded from pronounced weak seasonality at the end of 4Q in the SMB segment. Paying advertising locations contracted q/ q by -12k to 529k total, below our/the Street’s expectation by 20k-30k." (5/10/2019) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Yelp is benefiting from strong growth in ad revenues. The company’s shift toward selling advertising plans without any fixed duration is leading to a robust increase in paying advertiser accounts. The collaboration with GrubHub is a tailwind for Yelp as it provides users with access to a significant number of restaurants available for food ordering on the platform. Besides, the company is witnessing acceleration in consumer traffic across app unique devices. Significant improvement in cumulative reviews is also encouraging. Shares have outperformed the industry in the past year. Estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company’s Q1 earnings release. However, increase in operating expenses driven by an increase in headcount, product development and sales & marketing expenses will remain an overhang on the bottom line. Stringent competition from search giants like Google is a concern." (4/22/2019) 3. 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 articles about YELP stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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. Yelp earned a news impact score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the local business review company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Yelp's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Yelp include Service Co. International (SCI), H & R Block (HRB), Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN), UniFirst (UNF), InvoCare (IVC), Weight Watchers International (WW), Weight Watchers International (WTW), Park Lawn (PLC), Regis (RGS), CEWE Stiftung & Co KGaA (CWC), Care.com (CRCM), CVS Group (CVSG), EVI Industries (EVI), AA (AA) and Carriage Services (CSV). What other stocks do shareholders of Yelp own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Yelp investors own include Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), Twitter (TWTR), Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (tsla), Medivation (MDVN), First Solar (FSLR), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), Incyte (INCY), Alphabet (GOOG) and Bank of America (BAC). Who are Yelp's key executives? Yelp's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder, CEO & Director (Age 42)Mr. Charles C. Baker, Chief Financial Officer (Age 52)Mr. Joseph R. Nachman, Chief Operating Officer (Age 47)Mr. Alan Ramsay, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 46)Mr. Laurence A. Wilson, Chief Admin. Officer, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 47) Who are Yelp's major shareholders? Yelp's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.28%), SQN Investors LP (3.60%), Jackson Square Partners LLC (2.79%), Soma Equity Partners LP (2.44%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.80%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.68%). Company insiders that own Yelp stock include Alan Ramsay, Charles Baker, Geoffrey L Donaker, Jeremy Stoppelman, Joseph R Nachman and Laurence Wilson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Yelp. Which major investors are selling Yelp stock? YELP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Soma Equity Partners LP, SQN Investors LP, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, Cove Street Capital LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. 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 major investors are buying Yelp stock? YELP stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Man Group plc, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Geode Capital Management LLC, Oxford Asset Management LLP and SEI Investments Co. 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 $32.41. How big of a company is Yelp? Yelp has a market capitalization of $2.66 billion and generates $942.77 million in revenue each year. The local business review company earns $55.35 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.45 on an earnings per share basis. Yelp employs 6,030 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,239 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,050 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,289MarketBeat'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 5/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the LIBOR? 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