Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) soars to 52-week high as earnings penetrate the pessimism
- Yelp shares closed up 27 percent Thursday, a day after it posted second-quarter earnings-per-share of 12 cents versus the 1 cent Thomson Reuters consensus. It also reported sales of $235 million for the quarter versus Street expectations of $232 million.
- The company said in its shareholder letter its revenue exceeded their outlook due to “strength across Yelp’s advertising business.”
The company’s shares closed up 27 percent Thursday, a day after it posted second-quarter earnings-per-share of 12 cents versus the 1 cent Thomson Reuters consensus.
Yelp also reported sales of $235 million for the quarter versus Street expectations of $232 million. The company said in its shareholder letter its revenue exceeded their outlook due to “strength across Yelp’s advertising business.”
The company’s second-quarter ad revenue rose 21 percent to $226 million.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.
Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.
The projected upper bound is: 53.31.
The projected lower bound is: 43.54.
The projected closing price is: 48.43.
A big white candle occurred. This is generally considered bullish, as prices closed significantly higher than they opened. If the candle appears when prices are “low,” it may be the first sign of a bottom. If it occurs when prices are rebounding off of a support area (e.g., a moving average, trendline, or retracement level), the long white candle adds credibility to the support. Similarly, if the candle appears during a breakout above a resistance area, the long white candle adds credibility to the breakout.
During the past 10 bars, there have been 4 white candles and 6 black candles for a net of 2 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 24 white candles and 26 black candles for a net of 2 black candles.
A rising window occurred (where the top of the previous shadow is below the bottom of the current shadow). This usually implies a continuation of a bullish trend.
Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.
One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 75.7309. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a buy 5 period(s) ago.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 75.63. This is where it usually tops. The RSI usually forms tops and bottoms before the underlying security. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 63 period(s) ago.
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 412.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 6 period(s) ago.
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 2 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
YELP INC closed up 10.170 at 48.330. Volume was 793% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 80% wider than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
44.000 49.760 43.540 48.330 3,090,134
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 38.92 40.31 43.07
Volatility: 144 73 53
Volume: 682,992 380,611 331,203
Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.
YELP INC gapped up today (bullish) on heavy volume. Possibility of a Breakaway Gap which usually signifies the beginning of a major market move. Four types of price gaps exist – Common, Breakaway, Runaway, and Exhaustion. Gaps acts as support/resistance.
YELP INC is currently 12.2% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is extremely high when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that volatility will decrease and prices will stabilize in the near term. Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume into YELP.N (mildly bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on YELP.N and have had this outlook for the last 0 periods. Our momentum oscillator is currently indicating that YELP.N is currently in an overbought condition.
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