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How to buy Yelp (YELP) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Yelp stocks.

Yelp Inc
- $0.75 ( - 2.47%)

Yelp is an internet content & information business based in the US. Yelp stocks (YELP.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $38 – an increase of 6.53% over the previous week. Yelp employs 4,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of stocks with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Yelp stock price (NYSE:YELP)

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Yelp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-24.
Latest market close$30.33
52-week range$26.42 - $43.28
50-day moving average $30.81
200-day moving average $34.74
Wall St. target price$37.00
PE ratio 50.4181
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.57

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Is it a good time to buy Yelp stock?

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Yelp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $30.33 from 2022-06-24

1 week (2022-06-17) 6.53%
1 month (2022-05-27) -0.39%
3 months (2022-03-28) -12.52%
6 months (2021-12-28) -17.80%
1 year (2021-06-28) -25.06%
2 years (2020-06-26) 41.66%
3 years (2019-06-28) 34.18
5 years (2017-06-27) 3.16%

Is Yelp under- or over-valued?

Valuing Yelp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Yelp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Yelp's P/E ratio

Yelp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 50x. In other words, Yelp shares trade at around 50x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Yelp's PEG ratio

Yelp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4013. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Yelp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Yelp's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $70.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Yelp's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Yelp financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.36%
Gross profit TTM $953.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.69%
Return on equity TTM 5.74%
Profit margin 4.14%
Book value $10.12
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Yelp share dividends

We're not expecting Yelp to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Yelp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Yelp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.42 up to $43.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

YELP.US volatility(beta: 1.67)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Yelp's is 1.6715. This would suggest that Yelp's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Yelp overview

Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects consumers with local businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, health, and other categories, as well as home, local, auto, professional, pets, events, real estate, and financial services. It provides free and paid advertising products to businesses, which include cost-per-click search advertising and multi-location Ad products, as well as enables businesses to deliver targeted search advertising to local audiences; and business listing page products. The company also offers other services comprising Yelp Reservations that provide online reservations for restaurants, nightlife, and other venues directly from their Yelp business pages; Yelp Waitlist, a subscription-based waitlist management solution that allows consumers to check wait times and join waitlists remotely, as well as businesses to manage seating and server rotation; Yelp Knowledge program that offers business owners local analytics and insights through access to its historical data and other proprietary content; and Yelp Fusion, which offers free and paid access to content and data for consumer-facing enterprise use through publicly available APIs. In addition, it provides content licensing, as well as allows third-party data providers to update and manage business listing information on behalf of businesses. Further, the company offers its products directly through its sales force; indirectly through partners; and online through its website, as well as non-advertising partner arrangements.

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