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After hours: 4:31PM EDT
|Bid||36.58 x 1400|
|Ask||39.29 x 900|
|Day's Range||38.00 - 39.50|
|52 Week Range||16.98 - 41.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.46|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Nov 6, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||42.71|
As the chief executive of one of the last dotcom companies to go public in 2000, I find the recent woes of tech companies such as WeWork, Uber and Peloton all too familiar. Is this déjà vu dotcom and the internet bubble all over again? After we floated at $8 a share, LivePerson’s share price cratered to 11 centsin 2001.
New solution instantly surfaces and measures customer intents, empowering brands to optimize operations and automations for improved customer experiences NEW YORK , Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, ...
For investors, a little can go a long way. That's the theory behind investing in small-cap stocks. These stocks have the ability to beat large-cap stocks over time … if you know which of these stocks to buy.One of the reasons for this is because of their relatively low price. When these companies have even small increases in revenue, it can have a significant impact on their sales and profit. And since these companies typically have a lower stock price, a small movement of just a few dollars in their price can be a 20% or higher positive return on their investment.The end of the calendar year is a time for investors to take stock of where their portfolio is, and where they want it to go. We've identified five small-cap stocks that look to finish out the year in style. Some of these companies have seen growth this year that has outpaced that of the S&P 500, and represents a much smaller investment on our part.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Best High-Growth Stocks to Buy for Young Investors So without further explanation, let's take a look at five small-cap stocks to buy as we get ready to put a wrap on 2019. Best Small-Cap Stocks to Buy This Year: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN)Source: Shutterstock If you've ever had a "live chat" online and realized that you weren't talking to a real person, you've probably been exposed to LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) technology. The company uses artificial intelligence to deal with customer relations management. The company calls their technology "conversational commerce" and it allows businesses to interact with their customers at a fraction of the cost of using live agents.LivePerson serves the needs of two demographics (milennials and Gen Z) who prefer messaging to human conversation. The company currently works with over 18,000 businesses, including Home Depot (NYSE:HD), Delta (NYSE:DAL) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS). LivePerson is one of the best performing stocks on the market regardless of size. It is up nearly 100% year-to-date.In the most recent quarter, the company announced that it signed more deals than it had in all of 2018, and recent comments from the company's CEO Rob Locascio indicate the addressable market is continuing to grow. To capture this market, the LPSN is adding to its sales team, which will add to the company's expenses in the short term. However, the company forecasts year-over-year growth in the high teens for this year and 20% growth in 2020. The company generated $249.8 million in revenue, which is up 14% from 2017. Telaria, Inc. (TLRA)Source: Shutterstock The trend toward consumers cutting the cord is having an effect on how advertising is delivered. Which is where Telaria (NYSE:TLRA) comes in. Telaria delivers digital video solutions that address mobile, over-the-top and connected TV (CTV) content.For the past two years, Telaria has been a revenue-generating machine. Their revenue on CTV devices increased 322% year-over-year in 2018. As of March of this year, revenue from CTV devices accounted for almost 1/3 of their revenue. And the company is forecasting an increased demand for their tools, allowing them to capture more market share. * 7 Stocks to Buy From the Harvard Endowment The share price took a recent tumble, but with the revenue the company is generating, this may have been a case where the market got ahead of itself. What is more intriguing about the stock is that the consensus analyst expectation is for the company to turn a profit in 2020. This would require a growth rate of approximately 68%. While this may be a little optimistic, the company has a clean balance sheet with regard to debt and certainly looks like a low risk for investors who are concerned about investing in a company that has yet to post a profit. Callaway Golf (ELY)Source: Shutterstock The good news for Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) is that they have high brand equity. They are one of the most recognized golfing brands. And their "[e]quipment and golf balls account for over 60% of its revenue." What has some investors concerned is the added debt the company has accumulated as they've tried to grow through acquisition.However, this debt appears to represent an opportunity for ELY to increase its exposure in other markets. That has been the case with their acquisition of Jack Wolfskin that increased its presence in China and Central Europe. As of March, revenue outside the United States accounted for over 50% of its sales.Furthermore, the company has a solid balance sheet with a gross margin in "the high 40% range." Callaway also has positive trailing-12-month net income of $90 million of net income through the first quarter of this year. Recently Raymond James raised its rating on ELY stock to an Outperform from Market Perform. The analyst firm also raised its price target for Callaway to $21, which would give the stock about a 15% bump from its current level. Instructure (INST)Source: PRONEC Corporation via FlickrWhen you're looking to invest in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, you want to see that they have well-established products. Instructure (NYSE:INST) has two products that should be able to provide solid, repeatable revenue for the company. Its main product, Canvas, is widely used in the higher education market. And their newest product, Bridge, is starting to catch on with corporations. * 7 Next-Generation Healthcare Stocks to Buy But Instructure has a wide range of software products that are being used by over 4,000 colleges, universities and K-12 school systems. And each client pays the company thousands to millions of dollars. Even better news for the company is a net revenue retention rate that exceeded 100% in 2018. In fact, revenue from recurring subscriptions is over 90% of INST's sales. And sales saw a 30% YoY increase to $210 million in 2018. The combination of the education and corporate markets gives the company an estimated $15 billion addressable market. Institutional investors are buying large volumes of shares from the company as well signaling that the stock may be on the verge of a breakout. Freshpet (FRPT)Source: Shutterstock Rounding out our list of small-cap stocks to look at for the remainder of 2019 is Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT). In case you haven't noticed, the pet industry is big business. The math is simple and favorable. There are over 300 million pets in America. The dog- and cat-food retail market is valued at over $30 billion with a compounded annual rate of growth of 6%.That's the pool that Freshpet is swimming in. But they're not just swimming, they're disrupting the market. Freshpet supplies refrigerated, fresh food options by providing refrigerators in over 20,000 retail outlets. That was a 10% YoY increase. Sales are estimated to increase by 24% in 2019.The company's stock was punished after it posted a second-quarter loss that was larger than expected. There was also some concern about contracting margins. However, for a long-term growth stock like Freshpet, increasing revenue should be the priority for investors. That has been the driver for a stock price that has tripled over the last three years. According to CEO Billy Cyr, "Our second-quarter results demonstrate continued momentum behind our Feed the Growth strategy. Our strategic advertising investment drove our strongest gains in household penetration and retail availability in several years, giving us tremendous confidence that Freshpet is still in the puppy stage…with significant growth ahead."As of this writing, Chris Markoch did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Best ETFs for 2019: The Race Is a Little More Gnarly Now * 7 Next-Generation Healthcare Stocks to Buy * Are These 10 High-Yielding S&P Dividend Stocks Traps or Treasures? The post The 5 Best Small-Cap Stocks to Buy for the Rest of the Year appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NEW YORK , Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce solutions, announced today participation at the following events: Thursday, October ...
Legendary fund manager Li Lu (who Charlie Munger backed) once said, 'The biggest investment risk is not the volatility...
Ease and convenience of Conversational Car Servicing™ drives increased customer satisfaction and volume of repair orders ATLANTA , Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson Automotive, a division of global ...
LivePerson (LPSN) is a small cap ($2.6 billion) company that has developed an AI-powered conversational platform, explains growth stock specialist Mike Cintolo, editor of Cabot Top Ten Trader.
Spirit Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the United States, continues its commitment to invest in the Guest experience with an industry-leading technology to connect with its Guests via the messaging application WhatsApp. Beginning in September, the technology, powered by global conversational commerce solutions provider LivePerson, will open a new direct line of communication between Spirit’s English and Spanish-speaking Guest Relations and Reservations teams and the millions of Spirit Guests in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America, who already use WhatsApp every day. “We launched this service to better connect with our Guests, both domestically and abroad, as many have told us that they would rather communicate on a familiar and convenient service like WhatsApp,” said Bobby Schroeter, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Spirit Airlines.
Upgraded conversational AI features increase agent efficiency and solve routing problems to make it easy for brands to orchestrate customer journeys at scale NEW YORK , Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, ...
ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson Automotive, a division of global conversational commerce solutions provider LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN), announced today that TradePending's trade valuation tool will be integrated into LivePerson's conversational platform for auto dealers. For consumers and dealers, trade is one of the most important elements of the car-buying and selling processes, as consumers rely on the trade-in value of their existing vehicle to fund their new one, while dealers use trade-ins as a source of profit in the certified and used car markets. According to National Automobile Dealers Association data, 60% of car sales in the United States involve trade-in.
Shares of the provider of business messaging technology were hit on Monday, but the technical signs indicates they should't weaken much.
LivePerson (LPSN) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -81.82% and 1.20%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
-- Generates record revenue and accelerates to 15% year-over-year growth in the second quarter -- -- Raises 2019 revenue guidance on record contract signings and rapid sales pipeline expansion -- -- Signs ...
[Editor's note: "7 Strong Buy Stocks the Street Loves" was previously published in April 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.]Which top stocks are Wall Street analysts the most bullish on? I mean stocks with a strong "buy" analyst consensus. These are the stocks that make the most compelling investing opportunities and are definitely worth keeping a close eye on.Using TipRanks powerful stock screener, I set out to pinpoint seven stocks that command the support of the Street. You can customize the screener settings to match your investment strategy. In this case, I selected filters for stocks of all market cap size with a "buy" consensus from analysts and best-performing analysts alike. These are the top analysts with the highest success rate and average return.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHere I specifically select stocks with big upside potential from the current share price. This is based on the upside potential from the current share price to the average analyst price target. * The 10 Best Stocks to Invest in for August Now let's delve into these seven top stocks to buy now: Strong Buy Stocks: Exact Sciences (EXAS)Earlier this year, Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has just received five back-to-back buy ratings from the Street. These "buys" flooded in following stellar Q4 earnings results. EXAS delivered a solid Q4 revenue beat and raised its 2019 revenue guidance to $710 million-$730 million, above its prior $700 million estimate.Plus the future looks bright for sales of its Cologuard DNA test for colon cancer."EXAS is one of our top picks for 2019, and we reiterate our "buy" rating and our $100 PT," said five-star Canaccord Genuity analyst Mark Massaro. "Exact continues to execute at a high level and isn't afraid to make big investments to hit its ambitious goal of achieving $6 billion of revenue for Cologuard over time."That would give the company over 40% market share for its revolutionary screening product, first launched back in 2014.According to Massaro, even the new revenue guidance is beatable, writing "we see a path to upside to our raised estimates." A similar message comes from Baird's Catherine Ramsey. She writes: "We continue to see the potential for upside… and EXAS remains one of our top ideas."The average analyst price target right now stands at $128.33. Bear in mind shares have surged 87% year-to-date. Want to learn more about Exact Sciences? Get the free EXAS Stock Research Report. OpenText (OTEX)Canadian cloud computing stock Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) develops and sells enterprise information management (EIM) software. Essentially, this helps organizations safely manage and share business information.Since the company's inception in 1991, OpenText has deployed around $6 billion capital on acquisitions. Using these acquisitions, OTEX can cement its position as a leader in the EIM space."Our strategy is total growth," said CEO Mark Barrenechea said, "where M&A will continue to be our largest growth driver, augmented with organic growth." So far this strategy appears to be paying off. * The 10 Best Stocks to Invest in for August "We believe OpenText is likely to continue to create shareholder value through its acquisition strategy," RBC analyst Paul Treiber said following the encouraging Q2 numbers,Analysts have a $46.75 average price target on the shares -- over 10% above the current share price. Get the OTEX Stock Research Report. Moderna (MRNA)Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) is a pioneer in a new class of medicines made of messenger RNA, or mRNA. The potential implications of using mRNA as a drug are significant and far-reaching. No less than eight analysts have published recent buy ratings on the stock.Earlier this year, the company reported positive results from an ongoing phase Ib trial. This is for mRNA-1653, an mRNA-based vaccine for the treatment of human metapneumovirus (HMPV) and parainfluenza virus (PIV3)."The interim phase I data announced today support our outlook for this experimental product and support advancing studies in the pediatric population" said Oppenheimer's Leah R Cann.The mRNA-1653 program is one of Moderna's 21 most current and importantly, one of its 13 focus programs.She points out that currently there are no approved vaccines to prevent hMPV or PIV3 infections, and estimates that worldwide mRNA-1653 sales could reach $1.44 billion by 2030. That's with a predicted launch date of 2024. Get the MRNA Stock Research Report. Nexstar Media (NXST)Following its completion of the Media General acquisition, Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) owns 171 television stations. As the largest TV station operator in the U.S. reaching nearly 39% of households, Nexstar Media Group is a stock worth watching.Analysts certainly seem to think so. Nexstar has received many buy calls in recent months from the Street. Most notably, Evercore ISI's David Joyce upgraded NXST from "hold" to "buy" back in December.Crucially, the company recently acquired many stations. It has agreed to a $6.4 billion deal to buy Tribune's ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC stations. Tribune shareholders recently approved the deal. What's more, to help avoid any anti-trust issues, Nexstar has announced that it would sell 14 stations. * The 10 Best Stocks to Invest in for August "We assign Nexstar an Outperform rating and a $112 price target. We believe that the Tribune acquisition should create significant value for shareholders," top RBC Capital analyst Leo Kulp tells investors.He ramped up his price target from $96 to $112, adding, "We see limited risk around regulatory approvals…We expect the FCF yield to moderate as the company completes the milestones to closing the deal and de-levers post-closing." Get the NXST Stock Research Report. Boyd Gaming (BYD)Shares in Boyd Gaming Corp (NYSE:BYD) have jumped 34% in 2019 . That's partially thanks to a pretty exceptional Q4 earnings report for the Paradise, Nevada-based casino company."BYD's 4Q18 operating results were nothing short of sensational," said five-star Stifel Nicolaus analyst Steven Wieczynski. "BYD's strong 4Q18 results (were) an exclamation point on a strong 2018, with guidance above expectations serving as the cherry on top."With widespread growth throughout the business, BYD EBITDAR came in at $208.6mm, easily surpassing the estimated $197.1 million. Meanwhile 2019 EBITDAR guidance was established at a healthy $885 million-910 million, the midpoint of which was above Consensus forecasts ahead of the print ($888 million)."Post the strong 4Q18 results and with, we believe BYD is well positioned to continue to show healthy and steady same-store growth, while continuing to integrate its accretive acquisitions from the 2H18," said Deutsche Bank's Carlo Santarelli.That's with a "very compelling" current valuation to boot. With a " buy" analyst consensus, BYD boasts fa $35.60 average price target (25% upside potential). Get the BYD Stock Research Report. LivePerson (LPSN)As the name suggests, LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) provides online real-time assistance and expert advice. The cloud-based chat company is near its all-time highs after its CEO in May said that it expects to end the year with an annual revenue run rate of around 20%. Shares are now up 73% year-to-date.Going forward, analysts are firmly bullish about LivePerson's outlook. Many analysts have published "buy" ratings on the stock this year, including (five-star Oppenheimer analyst Koji Ikeda. * The 10 Best Stocks to Invest in for August "We believe LivePerson is well positioned to take share in a large B2C messaging opportunity that is disrupting the contact center" writes Ikeda. "Organizations around the world are under pressure to rethink and retool legacy technologies with next-generation customer engagement applications, like LivePerson, to better engage, retain, and generate revenue from the end-consumer" the analyst explains.He believes that over time, good execution in quarterly results and improving business fundamentals should narrow the valuation gap between LPSN and the SaaS Industry average. That makes it a great strong buy stock. Get the LPSN Stock Research Report. Cubic Corp (CUB)Despite Brexit concerns and increasing volatility, growth remains par for the course for Irish defense contractor Cubic Corp (NYSE:CUB).The company has three key business divisions. For investors, it is the company's flagship Cubic Transportation Systems unit that is worth keeping an eye on. According to the company, this is the division responsible for "automated fare payment, traffic management and enforcement solutions."Indeed, transport systems revenue was up 24% year over year, according to CUB's Q1 earnings report. Consequently, Citigroup's Jonathan Raviv cited recent wins- especially in transport- as behind his bullish take on the stock.Meanwhile, Drexel Hamilton's David Williams wrote: "We remain positive on CUB and expect further acquisitions to supplement top and bottom-line growth, which is likely to drive short term upside to expectations, and provide a strong long-term growth trajectory."As such, the analyst reiterates his "buy" rating and $85 price target (38% upside potential) on this strong buy stock. Six analysts give the stock a buy rating, while their average price target works out at $76.40. Get the CUB Stock Research Report.TipRanks.com offers exclusive insights for investors by focusing on the moves of experts: Analysts, Insiders, Bloggers, Hedge Fund Managers and more. See what the experts are saying about your stocks now at TipRanks.com. As of this writing, Harriet Lefton did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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LivePerson (LPSN) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
ATLANTA, July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson Automotive, a division of global conversational commerce solutions provider LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN), announced today that its first WhatsApp implementation for an automotive dealer group has launched, along with web and mobile messaging for the Tricolor Auto Group. Using the LiveEngage® platform, Tricolor will provide end-to-end customer conversations using a variety of messaging channels, making it simple for consumers to connect with the dealership group. Tricolor is a mission-driven company which sells and finances high quality, certified used motor vehicles through its premium brands, Tricolor Auto Group in Texas and Ganas Auto Group in California, utilizing advanced data analytics and technology to advance financial inclusion to a highly underserved market.