Analyst Ratings for LendingTree Inc. (TREE)

Updated: 2017-07-27

LendingTree Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. TREE had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 9 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 0 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for TREE. The most optimistic price target was 200, implying a possible profit of -7.9 percent. The lowest price target was 150, implying potential capital losses of -30.92 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -2.6 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -9.27 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

TREE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 54.07 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. TREE has a PEG ratio of 1.81.

TREE has traded between a high of 219.70 and a low of 75.05 over the past year. Currently the stock is 189.34 percent higher than its low, and 1.16 percent lower than its 52-week high. TREE has a P/E ratio of 97.82. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The TREE value stock report compares TREE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.2 billion. TREE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.