Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) Price Target Increased at Mizuho

Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) had its price target boosted by equities researchers at Mizuho from $40.00 to $42.00.Mizuho currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have spoken on the stock recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $37.93, higher than the opening price of $37.28, a difference of 10.20 percent. Yelp Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $39.96.

Stocks closed mostly in negative territory Wednesday in the wake of slumping crude-oil prices, erasing earlier gains for the major indices, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq bucked the losing trend.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.18% slid 31.98 points, or 0.2%, to close at 18,034.77

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.06% fell 1.25 points to end at 2,125.77, weighed by a 1.2% drop in the energy sector.

The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.36% advanced 18.52 points, or 0.4%, to close at 5,173.77.

Stock prices often move to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

Shares of Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) opened at $37.28 yesterday and traded in a range between, $37.05 and $37.61, and last traded at $37.18, which represents a change of $ 0.28 over the previous closing price.

Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) currently has a market cap of 2.88B

The stocks average daily volume is 2,412,710 shares out of a total float 61,286,000 and some 952,149 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 6 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as momentum traders often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship simply refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Professional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

With that in mind Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) now has a 50-day MA is $36.16 and 200-day MA is $27.34, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $14.53 – 39.96 and today’s last price is -6.96 percent off the 52 week high of $39.96.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies who have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25 percent over a 3 year period.

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