Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Moderate Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCHGet Rating) have been given an average rating of “Moderate Buy” by the twenty-three research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and thirteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $91.76.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on MTCH shares. Susquehanna Bancshares decreased their target price on shares of Match Group from $100.00 to $85.00 and set a “positive” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. StockNews.com cut shares of Match Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on shares of Match Group in a research report on Wednesday, September 14th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $62.00 target price on the stock. KeyCorp decreased their target price on shares of Match Group from $90.00 to $82.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft decreased their target price on shares of Match Group from $100.00 to $85.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 4th.

Insider Activity

In related news, CEO Bernard Jin Kim purchased 16,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 4th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $63.58 per share, for a total transaction of $1,017,280.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 16,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,017,280. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Trading of Match Group

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Tyler Stone Wealth Management bought a new stake in Match Group during the fourth quarter valued at $27,000. Tsfg LLC increased its stake in Match Group by 181.1% during the first quarter. Tsfg LLC now owns 253 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $28,000 after purchasing an additional 163 shares during the last quarter. GHP Investment Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Match Group during the first quarter valued at $28,000. Prospera Financial Services Inc bought a new stake in Match Group during the first quarter valued at $29,000. Finally, Zions Bancorporation N.A. boosted its holdings in shares of Match Group by 122.3% during the second quarter. Zions Bancorporation N.A. now owns 409 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $29,000 after acquiring an additional 225 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.43% of the company’s stock.

Match Group Trading Down 4.3 %

NASDAQ:MTCH opened at $55.37 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $15.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 173.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.22. Match Group has a twelve month low of $53.19 and a twelve month high of $182.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $64.30 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $77.68.

Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCHGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The technology company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $794.51 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $802.13 million. Match Group had a net margin of 3.48% and a negative return on equity of 164.13%. On average, equities research analysts predict that Match Group will post 2.55 earnings per share for the current year.

Match Group Company Profile

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Match Group, Inc provides dating products worldwide. The company's portfolio of brands includes Tinder, Match, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, Pairs, PlentyOfFish, and OurTime, as well as a various other brands. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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