Yelp Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 30.43  0.10  0.33%   

Given the investment horizon of 90 days and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Yelp Inc is 'Hold'. Macroaxis provides Yelp buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Yelp positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Yelp's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
The advice is provided from Yelp's buy-and-hold perspective. Check out Yelp Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Yelp and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Yelp Inc.

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For the selected time horizon Yelp Inc has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.07), Jensen Alpha of 0.0475, Total Risk Alpha of 0.1489 and Treynor Ratio of (0.12)
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Yelp Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Yelp Inc generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Yelp Inc has high historical volatility and very poor performance
Over 91.0% of the company outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Sale by Joseph Nachman of 6000 shares of Yelp

Yelp current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Yelp analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Yelp analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price37.89
Target Median Price37.00
Target High Price49.00
Recommendation Mean3.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions9
Target Low Price29.00
Average Consensus Sell
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Yelp Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Yelp's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Yelp's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Yelp stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Yelp Inc price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Yelp returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Yelp stock.
Mean Return-0.16Value At Risk-4.79
Potential Upside4.75Standard Deviation3.03
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Yelp historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Yelp Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Yelp is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Yelp Inc backward and forwards among themselves. Yelp's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Yelp's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares8.3 M281.7 M
Blackrock IncCommon Shares7.9 M269.8 M
Fisher Asset Management LlcCommon SharesM101 M
Prescott General Partners LlcCommon Shares2.9 M99.3 M
State Street CorpCommon Shares2.3 M79.8 M
Invesco LtdCommon Shares2.3 M77.7 M
D E Shaw Co IncCommon SharesM69.7 M
Note, although Yelp's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Yelp Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Net Cash Flow from Financing27.16 M(207.75 M)(491.52 M)(21.05 M)(300.49 M)(308.4 M)
Net Cash Flow from Investing79.9 M(164.37 M)124.33 M248.36 M(27.65 M)(29.83 M)
Net Cash Flow from Operations167.65 M160.19 M204.78 M176.7 M212.66 M229.44 M

Yelp Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Yelp or Communication Services sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Yelp stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Yelp stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.46
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.0072

Yelp Volatility Alert

Yelp Inc exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.0 and kurtosis of -0.67. However, we advise investors to further study Yelp Inc technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Yelp's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Yelp's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Yelp Implied Volatility

Yelp's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Yelp Inc stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Yelp's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Yelp stock will not fluctuate a lot when Yelp's options are near their expiration.

Yelp Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Yelp's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Yelp's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Yelp and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Yelp or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Yelp's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Yelp by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
 Better Than Average     
 Worse Than Average Compare Yelp to competition
FundamentalsYelpPeer Average
Return On Equity4.94 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset2.42 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin3.84 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin6.57 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation1.99 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding73.02 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders5.08 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions91.24 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted2.79 M4.71 M
Price to Earning60.17 X28.72 X
Price to Book2.72 X9.51 X
Price to Sales2.05 X11.42 X
Revenue1.03 B9.43 B
Gross Profit953.74 M27.38 B
EBITDA67.79 M3.9 B
Net Income39.67 M570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents489.78 M2.7 B
Cash per Share6.89 X5.01 X
Total Debt168.22 M5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.22 %48.70 %
Current Ratio3.93 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share10.63 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations212.66 M971.22 M
Short Ratio5.55 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share0.48 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth(29.81) X4.89 X
Number of Employees4.4 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization2.11 B19.03 B
Total Asset755.43 M29.47 B
Retained Earnings(82.99 M)9.33 B
Working Capital393.5 M1.48 B
Current Asset443.28 M9.34 B
   Sale by Joseph Nachman of 6000 shares of Yelp [view details]

Yelp Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Yelp . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution86.14
Daily Balance Of Power0.3125
Rate Of Daily Change1.0
Day Median Price30.51
Day Typical Price30.48
Market Facilitation Index0.0
Price Action Indicator(0.03)

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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Accounts Payable6 M8.85 M16.13 M17.4 M
Receivables106.83 M88.4 M107.36 M115.83 M

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Check out Yelp Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. Note that the Yelp Inc information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other Yelp's statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Balance Of Power module to check stock momentum by analyzing Balance Of Power indicator and other technical ratios.

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Is Yelp's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Yelp. If investors know Yelp will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Yelp listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
Market Capitalization
2.1 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
Return On Assets
Return On Equity
The market value of Yelp Inc is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Yelp that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Yelp's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Yelp's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Yelp's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Yelp's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Yelp's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Yelp value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Yelp's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.