Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) Stock Rating Lowered by Truist Financial

Truist Financial cut shares of Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCHGet Rating) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage currently has $68.00 price objective on the technology company’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $145.00.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on MTCH. Evercore ISI reduced their price target on Match Group from $115.00 to $95.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Barclays reduced their target price on Match Group from $81.00 to $65.00 and set an equal weight rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. StockNews.com raised Match Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, May 14th. BTIG Research reduced their target price on Match Group from $140.00 to $110.00 in a report on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, Piper Sandler reduced their target price on Match Group from $160.00 to $125.00 in a report on Wednesday, May 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, the company currently has an average rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus target price of $98.86.

Match Group Price Performance

Shares of NASDAQ:MTCH opened at $67.78 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $19.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 211.82, a P/E/G ratio of 0.61 and a beta of 1.15. Match Group has a 1 year low of $59.15 and a 1 year high of $182.00. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $73.31 and its 200 day simple moving average is $88.77.

Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCHGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 3rd. The technology company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.56 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $798.63 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $795.03 million. Match Group had a negative return on equity of 164.13% and a net margin of 3.48%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 19.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.57 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Match Group will post 2.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, CEO Bernard Jin Kim bought 16,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 4th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $63.58 per share, with a total value of $1,017,280.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 16,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,017,280. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Match Group by 16.8% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 27,564,956 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $2,997,413,000 after acquiring an additional 3,955,469 shares in the last quarter. Flossbach Von Storch AG raised its position in shares of Match Group by 327.0% in the 1st quarter. Flossbach Von Storch AG now owns 3,345,283 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $363,766,000 after acquiring an additional 2,561,793 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of Match Group in the 4th quarter worth about $324,212,000. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP raised its position in shares of Match Group by 62.5% in the 1st quarter. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP now owns 3,571,215 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $388,334,000 after acquiring an additional 1,373,331 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lone Pine Capital LLC raised its position in shares of Match Group by 14.1% in the 4th quarter. Lone Pine Capital LLC now owns 8,872,280 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,173,359,000 after acquiring an additional 1,098,413 shares in the last quarter. 96.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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