LPSN - LivePerson, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-0.62 (-1.61%)
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Previous Close38.42
Bid37.82 x 1100
Ask37.83 x 1100
Day's Range37.74 - 38.74
52 Week Range17.16 - 42.85
Avg. Volume661,179
Market Cap2.52B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.02
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-1.22
Earnings DateFeb 19, 2020 - Feb 24, 2020
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est45.57
  • Wall Street’s #5 Analyst Sees Over 20% Upside for These 3 Buy-Rated Stocks

    Wall Street’s #5 Analyst Sees Over 20% Upside for These 3 Buy-Rated Stocks

    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)

  • PR Newswire

    LivePerson debuts SocialConnect and EmailConnect to help brands manage all digital customer interactions in one place

    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 ...

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of LPSN earnings conference call or presentation 7-Nov-19 10:00pm GMT

    Q3 2019 LivePerson Inc Earnings Call

  • PR Newswire

    FeedingNYC will deliver more than 4,000 Thanksgiving meals to families in need on November 26

    NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- FeedingNYC has announced it will deliver over 4,000 Thanksgiving meals this year during its annual event on November 26, 2019 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. This year, over 500 volunteers will come together to pack Thanksgiving dinners and deliver them to families in shelters throughout New York City. With 2.5 million New Yorkers struggling with hunger and more than 15,000 New York families in shelters each night (including 23,000 children), FeedingNYC pulls together a community of volunteers, sponsors, and partners to help our neighbors by packing and delivering a meal they can cook and enjoy as a family.

  • GlobeNewswire

    NexTechAR Teams with LivePerson to Personalize Augmented Reality Through Conversational Commerce

    NexTech AR Solutions (the “Company” or “NexTech”) (NEXCF) (NTAR.CN) (N29.F), the industry leader in augmented reality, is pleased to announce it has partnered with LivePerson (LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce solutions, to integrate augmented reality (AR) for enhanced product views and 3D advertising into LivePerson’s AI-powered conversational commerce platform. This one-of-a-kind, transformative technology gives retailers the power to convert shoppers into buyers, reduce returns, and build brand loyalty by measuring customer responses to products in real-time.

  • LivePerson Charts Send Mixed Message

    LivePerson Charts Send Mixed Message

    The chart of the provider of business messaging technology did break down this month, but it also rebounded nicely.

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    [video]Dow 28,000: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 11/15/19)

    We need to approach even bigger gains with some skepticism, Jim Cramer says. But good news on trade could keep this bull running. Here's your game plan for next week.

  • PR Newswire

    LivePerson debuts Expert Guide series to demystify Conversational Commerce for business leaders

    New publications empower marketing, customer service, and contact center leaders to launch Conversational Commerce initiatives NEW YORK , Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc.  (Nasdaq: LPSN), ...

  • PR Newswire

    LivePerson to Participate at Investor Conferences

    NEW YORK , Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce solutions, announced today participation at the following events: November 13, 2019 ...

  • PR Newswire

    LivePerson Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    -- Generates record revenue and 17% year-over-year growth in the third quarter -- -- 2nd consecutive quarter of revenue growth acceleration; anticipates trend continuing in Q4 and 2020 -- -- Signs 7, seven-figure ...

  • PR Newswire

    TTEC and LivePerson Form Strategic Partnership to Fuel AI-Powered Digital Transformation for Enterprises

    DENVER and NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TTEC Holdings, Inc. (TTEC), a leading digital customer experience technology and services company focused on the design, implementation and delivery of transformative solutions for many of the world's most iconic and disruptive brands, and LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce solutions, announced a strategic partnership to redefine the customer experience with digital engagement, messaging, and AI-driven automation. The TTEC-LivePerson partnership brings together two customer experience pioneers to help brands improve NPS and CSAT while also reducing friction and accelerating customer experience and digital transformation.

  • Analysts Estimate LivePerson (LPSN) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

    Analysts Estimate LivePerson (LPSN) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for

    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.

  • Have Insiders Been Selling LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) Shares?
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    Have Insiders Been Selling LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) Shares?

    It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. The flip side of that is that...

  • Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) ?
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    Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) ?

    It seems that the masses and most of the financial media hate hedge funds and what they do, but why is this hatred of hedge funds so prominent? At the end of the day, these asset management firms do not gamble the hard-earned money of the people who are on the edge of poverty. Truth […]

  • PR Newswire

    LivePerson partners with Delta Vacations to launch web messaging service that connects with travelers on their own time

    Adoption of LivePerson messaging solution lets travelers research vacation packages and resolve inquiries ATLANTA , Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Vacations, the official vacation provider of Delta ...

  • PR Newswire

    LivePerson to Announce Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results on November 7, 2019

    NEW YORK , Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce solutions, today announced the planned release of its third quarter financial results ...

  • PR Newswire

    LivePerson names Craig Berman Senior Vice President, Global Communications

    Former head of communications for Amazon joins leading conversational commerce company NEW YORK , Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  LivePerson, Inc.  (NASDAQ: LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce ...

  • Nearly two-thirds of consumers worldwide say they'd like the ability to message with brands, according to LivePerson's Consumer Preferences for Conversational Commerce survey
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    Nearly two-thirds of consumers worldwide say they'd like the ability to message with brands, according to LivePerson's Consumer Preferences for Conversational Commerce survey

    NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN), a global leader in conversational commerce solutions, today announced the findings of its Consumer Preferences for Conversational Commerce survey examining consumer attitudes and preferences around brand interactions, messaging, and chatbots. The survey of more than 5,000 adults in six countries found that messaging and chatbots are becoming widely used, with nearly two-thirds of consumers worldwide saying they'd like the ability to message with brands.

  • PR Newswire

    LivePerson launches LiveIntent, an AI-powered intent detection tool to help brands decipher consumer behaviors in real time

    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, ...

  • The 5 Best Small-Cap Stocks to Buy for the Rest of the Year

    The 5 Best Small-Cap Stocks to Buy for the Rest of the Year

    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.

  • Health Check: How Prudently Does LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) Use Debt?
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    Health Check: How Prudently Does LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) Use Debt?

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  • LivePerson generates record revenue in Q3
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    LivePerson generates record revenue in Q3

    Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts, Heidi Chung, and Julia La Roche break down LivePerson’s Q3 earnings report and discuss the future of artificial intelligence with LivePerson CFO Chris Greiner.