Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) Slow Out of The Gate

Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) shares are moving lower ahead of the market open, gapping down -2.29% as the stock currently sits at $44.81 before the bell.

There are many factors that may influence stock price action. One of the most influential factors is company earnings. Company earnings reports can be extremely important for investors. Earnings reports have the ability to let investors know how well or poorly a company has been performing. Investors may try to capitalize on trading around earnings announcements. This can be a very tricky venture and may be quite risky. Studying stock price movements around earnings reports can sometimes be confusing. Often times a company will post better than expected numbers but the stock will drop in price. On the other side, shares may see a bounce even after disappointing results. Analysts try to project what numbers the company will post, but they may not be accurate for a variety of reasons. Following analyst estimates around earnings reports may be helpful, but it may be wise to proceed with caution if only going on what the analysts are saying.

Dedicated investors tend to spend a lot of time trying to decipher the correct procedure for beating the stock market. This may involve figuring out a proper strategy, and deciding which stocks to start with when constructing a portfolio. Building a portfolio does not have to be a frantic race. In fact, not rushing into things may end up putting the investor in a good position to succeed. There are times when tough decisions need to be made when dealing with the equity market. Spending enough time to assess all the possibilities before making an investing decision may pay off down the road. As most investors know, there is no magic formula for coming out a winner in the stock market. Acquiring the most possible knowledge about the markets and individual stocks can play a vital role in the long-term success of the individual investor. 

HISTORICAL GROWTH

Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP)’s performance this year to date is 20.40%.  The stock has performed 2.73% over the last seven days, 5.49% over the last thirty, and 9.36% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Yelp Inc.’s stock has been 67.68% and 28.53% for the year.

SMA Watch
 Yelp Inc.’s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -1.08%.  Extending back, their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is 0.85%, looking even further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average stands at 22.42%.  

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