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Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?
Momentum investors, who live by the saying "the trend is your friend," are most interested in taking advantage of upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook. Utilizing one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates, among other factors, the Momentum Style Score can help determine favorable times to buy high-momentum stocks.
San Francisco, CA-based Yelp, founded in 2004, is a website engaged in providing information through online community offering social networking. It covers restaurants, shopping, nightlife, financial services, health and a variety of services.
YELP sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Momentum Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of A. The stock is down 0.5% and up 0.5% over the past one-week and four-week period, respectively, and Yelp has gained 23.2% in the last one-year period as well. Additionally, an average of 642,735.44 shares were traded over the last 20 trading sessions.
Momentum investors also pay close attention to a company's earnings. For YELP, two analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.06 to $0.98 per share for 2023. YELP boasts an average earnings surprise of 40.9%.
Investors should take the time to consider YELP for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Ranks, notable earnings metrics, and impressive Momentum and VGM Style Scores.
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