Yelp COO Geoffrey L. Donaker Sells 25,000 Shares (YELP)
Yelp (NASDAQ:YELP) COO Geoffrey L. Donaker unloaded 25,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.79, for a total transaction of $1,744,750.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on YELP shares. Analysts at CRT Capital upgraded shares of Yelp from a “fair value” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 9th. They now have a $87.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Separately, analysts at SunTrust upgraded shares of Yelp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 8th. They now have a $85.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $100.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, analysts at Oppenheimer upgraded shares of Yelp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 7th. They now have a $78.00 price target on the stock. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $87.24.
Yelp (NASDAQ:YELP) traded up 0.36% on Monday, hitting $61.94. The stock had a trading volume of 4,571,536 shares. Yelp has a 52-week low of $24.75 and a 52-week high of $101.75. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $83.32 and its 200-day moving average is $74.52. The company’s market cap is $4.420 billion. Yelp also saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders bought 25,689 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 174% compared to the average daily volume of 9,365 call options.
Yelp (NASDAQ:YELP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 5th. The company reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.03). The company had revenue of $70.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.22 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.08) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 71.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Yelp will post $-0.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Yelp Inc connects people with great local businesses. Its users have contributed a total of approximately 36.
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