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YELP

Yelp

$35.70

0.19 (0.54%)

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Yelp downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley

YELP Yelp
$35.70

0.19 (0.54%)

12/10/18
RHCO
12/10/18
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Hold
Yelp could be worth closer to $50 in potential buyout, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Matthew Thornton believes that exploring a sale is an alternative for Yelp (YELP), whether to a strategic buyer or to private equity. To the former, the analyst recalls Yelp was reportedly approached in May 2015 and hired advisors, though nothing materialized in terms of a transaction. To the latter, SQN principals come from mid-market tech private equity backgrounds, he notes. Comparing Yelp to Pandora (P) and Web.com (WEB), the analyst points out that these assets have large inside salesforces and are in the process of being acquired or have been acquired recently by a strategic and by private equity, respectively. Further, Thornton notes that Yelp trades at about 2.3 times 2019 EV/gross profit versus Pandora and WEB at about 4 times, which could potentially value Yelp closer to $50. He maintains a Hold rating on Yelp's shares.
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KEYB
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INITIATION
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Sector Weight
Yelp initiated with a Sector Weight at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves started Yelp with a Sector Weight rating. Yelp suffers from a disconnect between its user acquisition funnel and its monetizing verticals that should prevent accelerated growth and material stock appreciation, Hargreaves tells investors in a research note. Further, the analyst believes driving a broad shift in brand perception is likely to be challenging given the diversity and scale of competition. He finds Yelp's risk/reward as neutral at current share levels. Hargreaves has a fair value estimate for the shares of $36.
01/03/19
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01/03/19
NO CHANGE
Target $40
MKMP
Buy
Activist pressure may help Yelp 'unlock shareholder value', says MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson kept his Buy rating and $40 price target on Yelp, saying there is potential for the company to "unlock value for shareholders under activist pressure". The analyst notes that he sees several potential pathways to value creation, including "continued capital returns and expense discipline", but believes that the company's strategy shift for Request a Quote "may offer the greatest upside potential." Sanderson warns that Yelp has suffered from spotty execution and meaningfully slowing growth, but notes that its sizeable audience and continued expansion in its value-add platform justifies his positive outlook on the shares.
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NEED
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INITIATION
NEED
Hold
Yelp initiated with a Hold at Needham
Needham analyst Brad Erickson initiated Yelp with a Hold rating, saying that while the company should see continued benefit from growth in offline-to-online shift in local advertising, he is concerned by the "persistent undermonetization of Home & Local services". The analyst notes that he is awaiting a more specific "roadmap for better attribution and monetization" to become more positive on Yelp shares.

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