NYSE:YELP - Yelp Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $32.33 -1.34 (-3.98 %) (As of 11/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$33.67Today's Range$32.12 - $34.2252-Week Range$29.33 - $52.50Volume3.41 million shsAverage Volume1.92 million shsMarket Capitalization$2.85 billionP/E Ratio461.86Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.29 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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 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 Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Personal services Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNYSE:YELP Previous Symbol CUSIP98581710 Webwww.yelp.com Phone415-908-3801 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio13.62 Quick Ratio13.69 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio461.86 Forward P/E Ratio107.77 P/E Growth5.71 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$846.81 million Price / Sales3.19 Cash Flow$0.5396 per share Price / Cash59.91 Book Value$13.50 per share Price / Book2.39 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.07 Net Income$152.85 million Net Margins18.04% Return on Equity1.34% Return on Assets1.22% Miscellaneous Employees5,323 Outstanding Shares83,680,000Market Cap$2.85 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 announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Friday, August 4th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 7.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Yelp's earnings last quarter? Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 8th. The local business review company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.09. The local business review company earned $241.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $245.55 million. Yelp had a return on equity of 1.34% and a net margin of 18.04%. Yelp's revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. 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 updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 8th. The company provided earnings per share 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 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Yelp's stock. Their predictions range from $29.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate Yelp's stock price to reach $41.8571 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 29.5% 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, 12 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. 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) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Yelp is benefiting from rising advertisements on the platform. 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 on a year-to-date basis. However, sgnificant competition from Internet giants like Google, Microsoft’s Bing and Facebook is a concern. As Yelp is highly dependent on advertising revenues, a decline in user growth also does not bode well." (9/28/2018) Has Yelp been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about YELP stock has trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Yelp earned a daily sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the local business review company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect 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), UniFirst (UNF), Regis (RGS), Care.com (CRCM), Carriage Services (CSV), StoneMor Partners (STON), Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN), Mobetize (MPAY), Yogaworks (YOGA), usell.com (USEL), Boyd Group Income Fund (BFGIF), Cannabis Sativa (CBDS), CEWE Stiftung & Co KGaA (CWC) and China Internet Cafe Holdings Group (CICC). Who are Yelp's key executives? Yelp's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder, CEO & Director (Age 41)Mr. Joseph R. Nachman, Chief Operating Officer (Age 46)Mr. Laurence A. Wilson, Chief Admin. Officer, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 46)Mr. Charles C. Baker, Chief Financial Officer (Age 51)Mr. Alan Ramsay, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 45) Who are Yelp's major shareholders? Yelp's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.27%), Allianz Asset Management GmbH (4.00%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (3.53%), Soma Equity Partners LP (2.63%), Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD (2.53%) and Jackson Square Partners LLC (2.42%). 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 major investors are selling Yelp stock? YELP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Soma Equity Partners LP, First Manhattan Co., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd., Fisher Asset Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, GSA Capital Partners LLP and Credit Suisse AG. Company insiders that have sold Yelp company stock in the last year include Alan Ramsay, Charles Baker, 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 BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Global Alpha Capital Management Ltd., Apertura Capital LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. 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 $32.33. How big of a company is Yelp? Yelp has a market capitalization of $2.85 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,218 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,022 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,240MarketBeat'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 11/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Market Correction?