Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) went up by 3.83% during the previous trading session, and it is maintaining the win ahead of Monday’s trading session. The share price of the Internet Content & Information giant went up by $24.40 to trade ended Monday trading at $23.50. This is up from the $23.5 price recorded on Friday’s trading session. Thanks to this latest performance, YELP is closer to the higher price 52-week target of $34.00 and further from the lowest price target of $15.00. Its performance from the start of the year has also been negative, with YELP down by -29.95% year-to-date.
Yelp Inc. (YELP) started the day trading at $22.71 and recorded an intraday high of $24.55. It also recorded an intraday low of $22.31 during Monday’s trading session. Yelp Inc. is a very active stock that recorded a trading volume that is less than -58.07% of the average daily trading volume on Monday. The stock’s trading volume on Monday was 993254, which is less than -58.07 of the total average daily trading volume of 1.57 million.
Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) 2020 Performance Impressive
The increase in YELP’s stock price on Monday saw its overall performance boost over the past few months. We can quantify the performance of the stock so far this year using a few metrics. The 52-week high price of YELP currently stands at $39.37, which is higher than the current trading price of the stock by 38.02%. However, YELP’s current trading price is -89.29% lower than the 52-week low price of $12.89. In terms of trading volume, Yelp Inc. currently experienced healthy participation during the last trading session. 993254 shares of Yelp Inc. were traded on the stock exchange on Monday, which is less than -58.07% of the 1.57 million average trading volume of the stock.
The performance of the stock has been positive over the past year. YELP’s performance over the past one year has seen it plunge by -23.08%, while the stock has gone down by -26.92% in the last six months. The quarterly performance of YELP currently stands at 38.01%, and it is up by 26.75% in the last month. The only negative figure was from the weekly performance, which currently reads -11.01%. At the time of writing YELP’s report, the company has a total market cap of $1.70B, making it one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the world.Yelp Inc. also has over 5950 employees all over the world.
YELP Insider Activities
For Yelp Inc., insiders hold 99.00% of all company shares. The insider transactions over the past six months are up by 11.70%. During that period, insiders bought 295,683 shares in 17 transactions. In that same period, insiders sold 51,037 of their shares in 16 transactions. After these transactions, insiders at Yelp Inc. now hold 3.39M shares, which is over 95.23% of the total company stocks. Institutional investors currently hold a large chunk of the YELP shares, as they control 4.72% of the company’s total stock.
YELP Fundamental Analysis
For Yelp Inc., the stock’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) stands at 0.31. In the coming year, analysts expect the EPS to be 0.13. The stock’s EPS growth this year is -16.00%, with analysts expecting almost a 1 growth in the earnings per share next week. In terms of revenue, Yelp Inc.’s quarterly sales (YOY) is shrinking at -0.51, which is lower than the average annual revenue of 5.20% over the past half a decade.
The Return on Investment (ROI) on Yelp Inc.’s stock currently stands at 3.50%, and it has a net profit margin of 2.30%. The operating margin of the company is 1.20%, and its gross margin is 93.70%.
YELP Analysts Prediction
The BMO Capital Markets has a Market Perform rating for Yelp Inc., predicting the stock price to stay between $33 and $26. Another analyst that has a Sector Perform rating for YELP is RBC Capital Mkts, which set a price target of between $40 and $35.
Analysts at Aegis Capital believe that YELP is Hold, and they have a price target of between $29 and $30. YELP received a positive rating from RBC Capital Mkts, which set a price target of $42-$44 for the stock.
At the moment, Yelp Inc.’s Total Debt to Equity ratio stands at 0.00, and they have a long-term Debt to Equity ratio of 0.00.
YELP Technical Analysis
The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is one of the most powerful technical indicators. The 20-day Simple Moving Average of YELP currently stands at 6.67%, while the SMA50 is 13.73%. The biggest one is the SMA200, which is currently reading -17.94% ahead of Monday’s trading session. The Relative Strength Index of this stock is 56.15, while its price to earnings ratio (P/E) is 79.22.