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Yelp (NASDAQ:YELP) SVP Laurence Wilson sold 1,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.40, for a total value of $88,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,408,000. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Yelp in a research note on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $85.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at MKM Partners raised their EPS on shares of Yelp in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at SunTrust reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Yelp in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $85.00. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and twenty-four have given a buy rating to the company. Yelp currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $90.10.

Yelp (NASDAQ:YELP) traded up 0.59% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $74.90. The stock had a trading volume of 4,570,618 shares. Yelp has a 52-week low of $46.96 and a 52-week high of $101.75. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $71.28 and its 200-day moving average is $73.38. The company’s market cap is $5.399 billion.

Yelp (NASDAQ:YELP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.07. The company had revenue of $88.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $86.32 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.01) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 61.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Yelp will post $0.09 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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