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, which equates to a potential upside of -7.9 percent. The minimum price target given was 150, which equates to a potential downside of -30.92 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -9.27 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of TREE to grow at a rate of 54.07 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, TREE hit 219.70 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 75.05. Currently the stock is 189.34 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.16 percent. TREE has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.