Yelp Inc (YELP) was Reiterated by Maxim Group to “Buy” according to the research note released today. The brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 45 from a previous price target of $42 . Maxim Group advised their investors in a research report released on Sep 26, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Yelp Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Sep 14, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 42 from a previous price target of $40 .Yelp Inc was Upgraded by Raymond James to ” Outperform” on Aug 10, 2016. Yelp Inc was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Aug 10, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Yelp Inc reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Aug 9, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.15. The company had revenue of $173.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $169.80 million. The company’s revenue was up 29.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.12 EPS.
Yelp Inc closed down -0.06 points or -0.16% at $38.46 with 10,74,507 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $38.7, the shares hit an intraday low of $38.23 and an intraday high of $38.9489 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.
In a different news, on Sep 23, 2016, Laurence Wilson (SVP, Legal & User Operations) sold 36,650 shares at $39.66 per share price. According to the SEC, on Aug 24, 2016, Joseph R Nachman (Chief Operating Officer) sold 2,508 shares at $37.45 per share price. On Aug 5, 2016, Geoffrey L Donaker (Chief Operating Officer) sold 6,000 shares at $31.35 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Yelp Inc. (Yelp) connects people with local businesses by bringing ‘word of mouth’ online and providing a platform for businesses and consumers to engage and transact. The Company provides local business review sites. Yelp provides a platform for consumers to share their everyday local business experiences through reviews tips photos and videos and engage directly with businesses through reviews and its Message the Business feature. The Company has a range of communities of contributors across the world that contributes the content on its platform. These contributors provide firsthand information about local businesses in the form of reviews and ratings tips photos and videos. In addition to the business listing and advertising products the Company also offers a range of features and consumer-interactive tools to facilitate transactions between consumers and the local businesses they find on Yelp.