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As Priceline Group Inc/The (Put) (PCLN) Stock Value Rose, Jump Trading Has Increased Stake by $549,000; Yelp (Call) (YELP) Shares Declined While Altimeter Capital Management LP Has Lowered Its Position by $12.18 Million

Jump Trading Llc increased its stake in Priceline Group Inc/The (Put) (PCLN) by 300% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jump Trading Llc bought 300 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 400 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $732,000, up from 100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jump Trading Llc who had been investing in Priceline Group Inc/The (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.13% or $21.72 during the last trading session, reaching $1904.99. About 93,913 shares traded. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Brad Gerstner decreased its stake in Yelp Inc (Call) (YELP) by 81.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Altimeter Capital Management Lp sold 8,843 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.70% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Brad Gerstner held 2,000 shares of the other consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.76M, down from 10,843 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Altimeter Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Yelp Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.56 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $42.96. About 98,458 shares traded. Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) has risen 12.71% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.99% 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 145 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 10 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, February 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, July 13 to “Underperform”. The company was initiated on Friday, June 3 by Maxim Group. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, August 4. The stock of Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) earned “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Wednesday, July 29. Roth Capital maintained Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) rating on Friday, October 27. Roth Capital has “Hold” rating and $35.0 target. Pacific Crest upgraded Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) on Tuesday, April 11 to “Overweight” rating. On Wednesday, August 10 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. J.P. Morgan maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 4 report.

Analysts await Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.05 EPS, down 61.54% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.13 per share. YELP’s profit will be $4.14M for 214.80 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual EPS reported by Yelp Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.44% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 32 investors sold YELP 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. Zacks Invest Mngmt accumulated 21,936 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Fred Alger Mngmt Inc holds 275 shares or 0% of its portfolio. American Int Grp holds 0.01% or 52,095 shares in its portfolio. Alyeska Inv Grp Inc Limited Partnership accumulated 335,579 shares. Eaton Vance Management has 0.02% invested in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) for 145,608 shares. Fmr Ltd reported 254,404 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Cantab Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 4,739 shares. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Inv Management Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 62,896 shares. Moreover, Los Angeles Cap Mngmt And Equity Rech has 0% invested in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) for 6,352 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership invested in 0% or 110,870 shares. Fisher Asset Mngmt Limited Liability owns 2.89 million shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Blackrock invested in 5.01M shares. Moreover, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Co Ltd has 1.61% invested in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP). National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP). Altimeter Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 2.11% or 1.03 million shares in its portfolio.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 35 insider sales for $16.91 million activity. $252,660 worth of Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) shares were sold by Donaker Geoffrey L. 4,941 shares were sold by Nachman Joseph R, worth $204,804. Shares for $22,383 were sold by Ramsay Alan on Tuesday, August 22. Wilson Laurence sold $420,000 worth of stock. Shares for $162,525 were sold by Baker Charles on Tuesday, August 22.

Among 34 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 98 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Positive” rating on Thursday, October 20 by Susquehanna. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 2 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of PCLN in report on Monday, October 2 with “Overweight” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1450 target in Thursday, August 6 report. The stock of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. Citigroup initiated the shares of PCLN in report on Tuesday, January 10 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 21. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 21. Benchmark maintained The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) on Friday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. Guggenheim downgraded The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) on Wednesday, May 4 to “Neutral” rating.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $5.60 million activity. $4.69M worth of stock was sold by Docter Jan L on Thursday, August 10.

Jump Trading Llc, which manages about $553.48M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (Put) (NYSE:XOM) by 21,900 shares to 12,800 shares, valued at $1.05 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc (Call) by 800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,900 shares, and cut its stake in Broadcom Ltd (Call).

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