NYSE:YELP - Yelp Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $38.54 +0.55 (+1.45 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$37.99Today's Range$37.94 - $38.7552-Week Range$29.33 - $52.50Volume1.95 million shsAverage Volume2.21 million shsMarket Capitalization$3.20 billionP/E Ratio85.64Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.05 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 CIK1345016 Webwww.yelp.com Phone415-908-3801Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio13.26 Quick Ratio13.62Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio85.64 Forward P/E Ratio55.06 P/E Growth2.97 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$942.77 million Price / Sales3.40 Cash Flow$0.9913 per share Price / Cash Flow38.88 Book Value$12.94 per share Price / Book2.98Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.45 Net Income$55.35 million Net Margins5.87% Return on Equity3.67% Return on Assets3.34%Miscellaneous Employees5,323 Outstanding Shares83,083,000Market Cap$3.20 billion Next Earnings Date5/9/2019 (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 has authorized a stock repurchase program on Friday, August 4th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 7.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Yelp's earnings last quarter? Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 13th. The local business review company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.07. The local business review company had revenue of $243.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $241.11 million. Yelp had a return on equity of 3.67% and a net margin of 5.87%. The firm's revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.19 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 Thursday, May 9th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Yelp. What price target have analysts set for YELP? 22 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Yelp's shares. Their forecasts range from $29.00 to $59.00. On average, they expect Yelp's stock price to reach $39.5430 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.6% 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Yelp reported solid fourth-quarter results driven by 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. However, increase in operating expenses driven by an expected increase in headcount, product development and sales & marketing expenses will remain an overhang on the bottom line. Stringent competition from search giants like Google and Bing is a big threat." (2/18/2019) 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? Media coverage about YELP stock has been trending positive on Friday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press 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 positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Yelp earned a news sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories 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 company's share price in the next few days. 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), Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD.UN), Weight Watchers International (WTW), InvoCare (IVC), Care.com (CRCM), Regis (RGS), Park Lawn (PLC), EVI Industries (EVI), Carriage Services (CSV), Slater & Gordon (SGH), StoneMor Partners (STON), Countplus (CUP) and Mayfield Childcare (MFD). What other stocks do shareholders of Yelp own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Yelp investors own include Twitter (TWTR), Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA), Alphabet (GOOG), Bank of America (BAC), Baidu (BIDU), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), First Solar (FSLR) and NVIDIA (NVDA). 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 BlackRock Inc. (13.06%), Prescott General Partners LLC (7.15%), SQN Investors LP (4.02%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (3.79%), EastBay Asset Management LLC (2.18%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD (1.95%). 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 Millennium Management LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., First Manhattan Co., Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, Prudential Financial Inc., Tenzing Global Management LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, SQN Investors LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Prescott General Partners LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Retirement Systems of Alabama and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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 $38.54. How big of a company is Yelp? Yelp has a market capitalization of $3.20 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 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: 1,232 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,039 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,271MarketBeat'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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the Different Types of Leveraged Buyouts?