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.

TREE was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 200, which equates to a potential upside of -7.9 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 150, which equates to a potential downside of -30.92 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -2.6 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -9.27 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

TREE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 54.07 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of TREE is 1.81.

TREE has traded between a high of 219.70 and a low of 75.05 over the past year. Today's price is 189.34 percent above the 52-week 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 market cap of TREE is $2.2 billion. TREE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.