Double Moving Average Crossover
|Bid||22.70 x 1100|
|Ask||30.00 x 1400|
|Day's Range||21.50 - 22.83|
|52 Week Range||14.08 - 45.21|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.20|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Apr 29, 2020 - May 03, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||38.21|
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INVESTIGATION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against LivePerson, Inc.
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a global leader in conversational solutions, has been named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2020.
Zeta Global, a data and AI-powered marketing technology company that drives customer acquisition, retention and growth, today announced that technology industry veteran, Chris Greiner, has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Greiner will oversee all finance and accounting functions, set financial strategy and play a key role in merger and acquisitions, business integration and business performance improvement.
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a global leader in conversational AI solutions, was presented with the Gold Stevie® Award in the New Contact Center Solution category in the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce solutions, announced today participation at the following events:
NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims against LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) on behalf.
Investors’ initial reaction to a beaten-down stock is a very human one. Nobody’s natural inclination is geared towards backing a losing horse, so when we see a stock that has been hit hard, our innate tendency is to stay away and seek out the more successful names.But as any investor worth their salt already knows, while there’s certainly a degree of risk involved, the down-trodden tickers can be the ones set to present intrepid investors with the most abundant returns. Where investing skill really comes into play, though, is finding the most compelling choices.Taking this into account, we found two stocks currently on the receiving end of a beating from the market. The two, though, have also been getting some support from the Street, with certain analysts foreseeing a turnaround on the horizon. Using TipRanks’ Stock Comparison tool, we lined the two up side by side to get a clearer picture of what the future might have in store.CarGurus Inc. (CARG)CarGurus released its Q4 earnings report on February 14, and if the largest online auto marketplace in the US was expecting some Valentines love from the Street, it was sorely disappointed. Despite beating Street estimates for both the top and bottom-line, investors jumped out of the car(g) as shares fell following the earnings call.So, what got investors so spooked? Simple: fiscal 2020 guidance came in below Street expectations. Analysts were looking for $163.6 million for the year, while management expects revenue to come in between $156.5 million and $159.5 million. The outlook for earnings didn’t impress the Street, either. CARG expects EPS of between $0.50 to $0.55 in 2020, significantly below analysts' estimates of $0.66 per share.Management explained it expects flat growth in its advertising segment as it makes adjustments to the CarGurus website, intentionally reducing its ad load. Additional headwinds due to the shift from desktop to mobile will also affect impressions and CPMS (cost per mile). It doesn’t help that the recent acquisition of Autolist has further impacted operating income for the year, which was compressed by $7.5 million due the outlay.Despite the sell-off, Oppenheimer’s Jed Kelly thinks CarGurus’ platform is “still best positioned for share gains.”Kelly wrote, “We believe CARG’s proprietary valuation technology and clean UX are creating sustainable traffic advantages, which, in our view, are evolving into a leading marketing platform for US car dealers. Furthermore, international expansion offers a large opportunity based on CARG executing a similar playbook that disrupted legacy US players with a decade's head-start. All in, we believe the company is well positioned to gain incremental share of dealer advertising budgets, where the company is single-digit percentage of its ~$7–8 billion US TAM.”The 5-star analyst maintains an Outperform rating on CARG shares, though the disappointing print caused him to reduce his price target, from $48 to $36. The new figure still indicates possible upside of a considerable 30%. (To watch Kelly’s track record, click here)William Blair’s Ralph Schackart is a fellow bull. The 5-star analyst noted, “Historically, management has been conservative—initial outlooks for 2018 and 2019 actual revenues were 13% and 5% above initial revenue guidance at the midpoint, respectively. While investors will take some time to digest the flat advertising revenue in 2020 vs. 2019, we think these changes are necessary to optimize the website with the goal of increased conversion for dealers. To give some perspective on conservatism, we are modeling about 10% AARSD growth in 2020, or about half its 2019 growth.” Schackart, accordingly, maintains an Outperform rating on CarGurus, though hasn’t set a price target. (To watch Schackart’s track record, click here)Looking at the consensus breakdown, 4 Buys and 2 Holds received over the last three months add up to a Moderate Buy consensus rating. Additionally, based on the $46.50 average price target, shares could surge by 86% in the next twelve months. (See CarGurus' price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)LivePerson (LPSN)Mirroring CarGurus’ recent travails almost to a T, LivePerson’s recently released 4Q19 results have sent the stock stumbling down by 25%. If that wasn’t similar enough to CarGurus’ fortunes, then the reason for investors rushing to the exit is identical, too.The messaging-technology company’s generally solid report was hampered by weak 1Q20 guidance; LivePerson forecasts revenues of $77.5 million to $78.5 million, below the Street’s estimate of $80.4 million.Seasonally slower trends in the company’s gainshare business, in addition to elevated corporate expenses in 1Q20 have been cited as reasons for the low quarterly forecast. Management anticipates 1Q20 will represent the bottom for both revenue growth and adjusted EBITDA, with it expecting steady growth acceleration in 2H20.LivePerson’s growth over the last five years has been impressive, with the share price more than tripling during the period. Although the recent disappointing guidance led to a sell-off, the Q4 report had some impressive figures, too; LivePerson signed 149 deals in the quarter, up 20.2% year-over-year. This gain was driven by a mix of new and existing customer contracts.The latest pullback hasn’t dampened B.Riley FBR analyst Zach Cummins’ enthusiasm. Cummins recommends “investors take advantage of the expected weakness," as the analyst believes LivePerson’s “accelerated growth story remains on track.”Cummins added, “For our model, we are raising our FY20 and FY21 revenue estimates, but we are lowering our adjusted EBITDA estimates to reflect the increasing product investments. While these elevated investments do raise some concerns, the growth story remains on track in FY20 and is ahead of expectations in FY21, which should drive further operating leverage in the model in 2H20 as management is targeting the rule of 40 on quarterly basis in the next 12-18 months.”To this end, Cummins reiterated a Buy rating on LPSN along with a $51 price target, implying potential upside of a hefty 56%. (To watch Cummins’ track record, click here)What does the Street make of the conversational commerce leader’s prospects? LPSN’s Moderate Buy consensus rating breaks down into 5 Buys and 2 Holds. At $45.17, the average price target suggests possible 12-month gains in the shape of 38%. (See LivePerson price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)
For his "Executive Decision" segment of Mad Money Tuesday night, Jim Cramer spoke with Rob LoCascio, founder, chairman and CEO of LivePerson Inc. , the conversational commerce company that saw its shares plunge 25% over the past week on what was widely perceived as a disappointing forecast. What investors didn't like, according to LoCascio, was LivePerson's announcement that it will continue to spend on innovation. In the daily bar chart of LPSN, below, we can see that prices fell hard the past two sessions.
Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) is investigating claims on behalf of investors of LivePerson, Inc. ("LivePerson" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: LPSN). Investors who purchased LivePerson securities may be affected.
LivePerson shares slumped after the messaging-technology company reported a wider fourth-quarter loss, the chief financial officer stepped down, and analysts issued critical comments.
LivePerson (LPSN) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -55.56% and 0.47%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN), a leading provider of conversational commerce solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019.
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.
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce solutions, today announced the planned release of its fourth quarter financial results after the market close on Thursday, February 13, 2020. CEO Robert LoCascio and CFO Chris Greiner will host a conference call later that day, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) is providing confirmatory notice, in compliance with the requirements of Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), of prior grants of equity-based incentive awards that LivePerson made under its Inducement Plan.
Small-cap stocks lagged the S&P; 500 by a wide margin last year. However, strategists say these smaller companies are set to catch up (and more) in 2020."We see three favorable factors in place for small-cap stocks: a slow economy, an accommodative Fed, and the calendar, all of which add up to positive prospects for this asset class," asset manager Legg Mason says.To get an idea of which small-cap stocks are set to break away from the pack, we scoured the S&P; SmallCap 600 Index - which includes stocks worth between $450 million and $2.1 billion at the time they enter the index - looking for names with an average broker recommendation of Buy or Strong Buy. Why? Small caps can be a risky lot given their often narrow businesses and access to capital - but a bullish consensus from the pros is at least a signal that those risks might be smaller compared to their peers, and that the potential upside is worth it.S&P; Global Market Intelligence surveys analysts' stock ratings and scores them on a five-point scale, where 1.0 equals Strong Buy and 5.0 means Strong Sell. Any score of 2.0 or lower means that analysts, on average, rate the stock a Buy. The closer the score gets to 1.0, the stronger the Buy call.We further culled that pool by considering only stocks with market values of at least $1 billion and a minimum of five Strong Buy recommendations. Lastly, we dug into research, fundamentals and headlines. The result is a list of 13 promising small-cap stocks to buy for 2020. SEE ALSO: 20 Top Stock Picks the Analysts Love for 2020
Although LivePerson recorded revenue declines in 2016 and 2017, it has transitioned successfully from its legacy product to an AI-based, modern messaging platform, Panigrahi said in the initiation note. LivePerson doubled its sales force in 2019, investing in “what we believe to be an attractive greenfield opportunity of greater than $60 billion,” Panigrahi wrote.
"Since 2006, value stocks (IVE vs IVW) have underperformed 11 of the 13 calendar years and when they beat growth, it wasn't by much. Cumulatively, through this week, it has been a 122% differential (up 52% for value vs up 174% for growth). This appears to be the longest and most severe drought for value […]
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Where do you turn when you need in-depth detail on a stock? To the experts of course – the Wall Street analysts who report on the markets for the major banks and investment firms. They bring the patina of authority and experience to their stock reports.Of course, being human, the experts are not always right – but how can you know? TipRanks rates the analysts on Wall Street for you, so you’ll know who to trust. Using natural language algorithms, TipRanks sorts through the analysis reports from over 5,600 financial experts, checking their success rates and accuracy, to create a database that tell you who to trust.Some analysts stand out in the TipRanks ratings. Today, we’ll look at three stocks recommended by Brian Schwartz, the top-rated analyst from Oppenheimer and the 5 analyst overall in the TipRanks listings. We’ll dive into the database to see the stocks’ current condition and what Schwartz has to say about them.Yext (YEXT)In the digital world, identity and information are everything. A company has to be certain – to know – that its image gets through to the customer. This is where Yext comes in. Yext puts online brand management and search engine syncing at your service, allowing business customers to control and coordinate the way their information appears online and, especially, in search engines.The importance of digital brand management is clear from Yext’s revenue numbers. The company brought in $170 million in sales for fiscal 2018, and in the most recent quarterly report, from Q2, showed a 1% bump in revenues to $72.4 million. The revenue number was up 31.4% from the year-ago quarter. Heading into the Q3 report – due at the end of this month – Yext is expected to show a 31.6% year-over-year quarterly revenue gain.At the end of October, Schwartz attended an Investor Day with Yext, getting a chance to meet with management and see their projections for the company going forward. In his note on the meeting, Schwartz wrote, “In aggregate, our checks suggest high satisfaction levels from customers, prospects, and partners with whom we spoke at ONWARD. Takeaways include: 1) good end-market demand; 2) Answers is topical for most customers and prospects; 3) Yext is viewed as mission critical by customers…”At the bottom line, after reviewing the company’s offerings and plans, Schwartz stated, “We think the sales motion is working… we see the emerging products as potential growth catalysts over the next 12–24 months driving a growth acceleration that could result in a re-rating of YEXT's valuation multiples higher.” His $26 price target on YEXT suggests an upside of 57% to the stock.Wall Street anchor a bullish perspective on the chip giant, as TipRanks analytics showcase NVDA as a Moderate Buy. Based on 6 analysts polled by TipRanks in the last 3 months, 4 rate a Buy on Yext stock, one says Hold and one recommends Sell. The 12-month average price target stands at $24.40, marking a nearly 47% from where the stock is currently trading. (See Yext stock analysis on TipRanks)LivePerson (LPSN)While brand management is important to online business, so is direct customer contact. LivePerson fills that contact niche, offering chat platforms to business to communicate with customers directly online. The company’s main platform, LiveEngage, allows businesses to chat with customers via web browsers, mobile devices, and social media. The LP Insights product turns chat transcripts into usable, searchable data to provide insights for business action. LivePerson saw $250 million worth of sales in 2018.Like many tech companies, LivePerson is currently operating at a loss – and the loss was worse in Q3 than expected. Where analysts had forecast a 6 cent EPS loss, the number came in at 41 cents. Shares fell after the news, but in the last two weeks have recouped the loss, as investors digested the good news in the quarterly report. Revenue, at $75.2 million, beat the forecast of $74.6 million, and the company revised the full-year revenue guidance upward to the $289.5 to $292.5 million range. CEO Rob LoCascio said, “Our revenue growth is inflecting as leading brands turn to LivePerson and our Conversational Commerce platform to profoundly change the way they deliver care, sales and marketing experiences to consumers.”Schwartz was impressed by LivePerson’s results and forward plans. In his recent note on the company, he said, “LivePerson reported good 3Q results, in our assessment, and raised the 2019 growth guidance... On balance, management is accelerating investments for growth for the second straight quarter… Bottom line: We believe management's go-to-market strategy is working, and we carry an upward bias that the business achieves its growth targets over the next 12-24 months.” Schwartz’s $45 price target implies an upside potential of 21% to LPSN.The rest of the Street appears to echo Schwartz's sentiment. As it has racked up 10 Buys and only 1 hold ratings in the past 3 months, the consensus is unanimous: LPSNis a Strong Buy. Adding to the good news, the upside potential lands at 23% based on the $45.45 average price target. (See LivePerson stock analysis on TipRanks)Workday (WDAY)Workday inhabits the Software-as-a-Service environment, offering business customers platforms for financial and human services management. Businesses have an urgent need to keep financial and personnel data organized; Workday fills that. The company exceeded $1 billion in revenue in 2016, and in fiscal 2018 reported a total of $2.14 billion in sales.Workday will be releasing Q3 results on Thanksgiving Day, and if the company follows recent trends it will have plenty to be thankful for. The company’s subscriptions, revenues, and earnings have been growing steadily since 2017. In Q2 of this year, WDAY showed EPS of 44 cents, 9 cents better than the forecast. Revenues, at $887.8 million, beat the forecast by 1.8%. Shares gained almost 3% after the Q2 report, and are up 8.24% year-to-date. While underperforming the broader market, the stock’s gains are real and stand on a solid foundation.Schwartz sees the company’s solid base as a net asset, and key to its continued success. He writes, “Workday is a well-established franchise, industry leader, and one of a few software vendors that provides a single-system, end-to-end, enterprise-scale HCM, financials, and analytics software suite. Because all elements of Workday’s application suite are fully integrated, customers can better manage their HR and financial management tasks in a single turnkey SaaS solution and without burdensome integration tasks.” Schwartz goes on to add that Workday’s product offers a solution for companies using obsolete legacy systems. His $225 price target suggests that WDAY has room for a 30% upside.All in all, the analyst community is mixed on Workday. TipRanks analysis of 22 analyst ratings shows a Moderate Buy consensus, but an even split recommending Buy or Hold. The $208.19 average stock-price forecast implies about 20% from current levels. (See Workday stock analysis on TipRanks)
New solutions allow brands to deal with massive volume and shift customers to more effective messaging channels NEW YORK , Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a global leader ...