Eqis Capital Management Decreased Waters (WAT) Holding By $304,479; Last Week Yelp Inc. (YELP) Analysts

February 1, 2018 - By Shannon Black

Eqis Capital Management Inc decreased Waters Corp (WAT) stake by 30.83% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Eqis Capital Management Inc sold 1,701 shares as Waters Corp (WAT)’s stock rose 13.72%. The Eqis Capital Management Inc holds 3,816 shares with $685,000 value, down from 5,517 last quarter. Waters Corp now has $17.33 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.06% or $2.29 during the last trading session, reaching $217.9. About 185,245 shares traded. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 30.08% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500.

Among 47 analysts covering Yelp (NYSE:YELP), 22 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Yelp had 147 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Axiom Capital upgraded the shares of YELP in report on Wednesday, August 10 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, November 2. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, August 10 report. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. JMP Securities downgraded the shares of YELP in report on Wednesday, July 29 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) earned “Hold” rating by Axiom Capital on Tuesday, February 9. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, May 11 by William Blair. Mizuho maintained the shares of YELP in report on Wednesday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Thursday, October 29. See Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) latest ratings:

24/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $49.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $52 New Target: $55 Maintain
18/12/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: $52.00 New Target: $55.00 Maintain
18/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $55.0 Maintain
07/12/2017 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
06/12/2017 Broker: Evercore Rating: In-Line New Target: $46 Initiates Coverage On
16/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $54.0 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Neutral Old Target: $37 New Target: $44 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain

Yelp Inc. operates a platform that connects people with local businesses in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.79 billion. The Company’s platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, arts, entertainment and events, home and local services, health, nightlife, travel and hotel, auto, and others. It has a 207.06 P/E ratio. The firm provides free and paid business listing services to businesses, as well as enables businesses to deliver targeted search advertising to large local audiences through its Website and mobile application.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 32 investors sold Yelp Inc. shares while 72 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 60.04 million shares or 5.61% less from 63.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California Pub Employees Retirement System owns 115,200 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Goodnow Invest Gp Ltd Co has 54,010 shares for 0.48% of their portfolio. Koch Industry Inc invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP). Moreover, Los Angeles Cap Mngmt And Equity has 0% invested in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP). Schroder Management Gp holds 360,561 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. New York-based Jefferies Gru Limited Co has invested 0.01% in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP). Amalgamated National Bank & Trust stated it has 9,886 shares. Soros Fund Limited Liability Co reported 11,000 shares. Victory Cap Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) for 32,580 shares. 113,532 are owned by Susquehanna Int Grp Llp. Herald Invest Mngmt Limited owns 90,000 shares. Moreover, Principal Fincl has 0% invested in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) for 14,013 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.01% in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP). Stonerise Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 12.22% stake. Bluecrest Capital Mgmt Limited stated it has 0.15% in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP).

The stock increased 4.43% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $45.76. About 1.05M shares traded. Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) has risen 12.71% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.99% the S&P500.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 36 sales for $16.12 million activity. On Tuesday, August 22 the insider Ramsay Alan sold $22,383. On Tuesday, January 9 Donaker Geoffrey L sold $262,500 worth of Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) or 6,000 shares. Wilson Laurence sold $1.10 million worth of Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) on Monday, October 23. 13,000 shares valued at $561,935 were sold by Stoppelman Jeremy on Thursday, January 4. The insider Nachman Joseph R sold $204,804. On Tuesday, August 22 the insider Baker Charles sold $162,525.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $39.83 million activity. 23,863 shares were sold by Cassis Eugene G, worth $4.71M on Wednesday, December 13. 28,400 shares were sold by Rae Elizabeth B, worth $6.22M on Monday, January 29. Khanna Rohit had sold 18,400 shares worth $3.42M. Shares for $628,845 were sold by KUEBLER CHRISTOPHER A on Tuesday, August 8. 25,000 shares were sold by Kelly Terrence P, worth $4.94M. BEAUDOUIN MARK T had sold 42,143 shares worth $9.15 million on Thursday, January 25. TERRICCIANO DAVID sold $4.34M worth of stock or 21,997 shares.

Eqis Capital Management Inc increased Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) stake by 19,495 shares to 26,177 valued at $1.36 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Toews Hedged High Yield Bond Fund stake by 55,285 shares and now owns 276,259 shares. Banco Bradesco S A (NYSE:BBD) was raised too.