Notable Stock to Watch: Yext (NYSE:YEXT)

Yext (NYSE:YEXT) changed -4.09% to recent value of $19.69. The stock transacted 851009 shares during most recent day however it has an average volume of 784.85K shares. It spotted trading -27.58% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted 52.64% away from the low price over the last 52-weeks.

On Aug. 5, 2019, Yext (NYSE: YEXT) the platform for Brand Verified Answers in search, has appointed Christian J. Ward as the company’s EVP, Chief Data Officer. Ward is a data industry veteran who will rejoin Yext in a new role, guiding the company’s clients as they unleash the value of their data to provide Brand Verified Answers to consumer questions through knowledge graphs structured for search.

Harnessing structured data to grow businesses is in Christian’s DNA. At Yext, he forged some of our most critical data partnerships with the largest tech companies in the world, said Howard Lerman, Founder and CEO of Yext. As we embark on a new phase in our mission to put perfect answers everywhere, we are excited for Christian to help our customers grow in his new role as Yext’s Chief Data Officer.

, we are seeing search transform from keywords to questions, and it’s up to businesses to provide Brand Verified Answers to each query. In order to thrive in this paradigm shift, every business needs to thoughtfully connect its facts in a knowledge graph that is structured to provide answers to those questions, said Christian J. Ward. Yext is on the cutting edge of this massive opportunity. I am so thrilled to rejoin Yext to lead brands into the future of search.

Ward was Yext’s EVP of Data Partnerships for more than five years, successfully managing global data partnerships during a critical phase of the company’s development. As Yext went from private to public and expanded globally, Ward grew the company’s Knowledge Network of search platforms supplying client business data to consumers to encompass the world’s largest search engines, maps, and voice assistants.

Ward most recently served as Chief Data Officer for SourceMedia. Prior to his time at Yext, he held posts as Chief Data Officer at Infogroup and Global Head of Content Innovation at Thomson Reuters. He also founded data companies Jaywalk Incorporated and Ockham Research, which specialize in financial research and media analytics, respectively.

Ward is the co-author of Data Leverage: Unlocking the Surprising Growth Potential of Data Partnerships.

YEXT has a gross margin of 75.20% and an operating margin of -31.30% while its profit margin remained -30.80% for the last 12 months. Its earnings per share (EPS) expected to touch remained -33.00% for this year while earning per share for the next 5-years is expected to reach at 5.00%.

The company has 110.14M of outstanding shares and 93.07M shares were floated in the market. According to the most recent quarter its current ratio was 2.1 that represents company’s ability to meet its current financial obligations. The price moved ahead of -5.64% from the mean of 20 days, -2.31% from mean of 50 days SMA and performed 3.97% from mean of 200 days price. Company’s performance for the week was -6.51%, -2.48% for month and YTD performance remained 32.59%.

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