Taking a Look at the Data Behind Yelp Inc. (YELP)

Yelp Inc. (YELP) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Internet Information Providers. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $44.03, up from yesterday’s close by 1.69%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Yelp Inc. (YELP) currently trades with a market capitalization of $4.01 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 12.56 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $125.5 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$0.04 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.88% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Yelp Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $48.40. It is now trading 4.37% off that level. The stock is trading $44.26 its 50-day moving average by 0.23%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $27.11.

In recent action, Yelp Inc. (YELP) has made a move of -1.78% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.61, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 8.50% with $76.79 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of YELP.

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