How to buy LendingTree stock - 14 April

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How to buy LendingTree stock

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LendingTree, Inc is a mortgage finance business based in the US. LendingTree shares (TREE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LendingTree employs 1,289 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$910 million.

How to buy shares in LendingTree

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for LendingTree. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TREE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until LendingTree reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of LendingTree, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of LendingTree. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

LendingTree share price

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LendingTree shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$175.01 - USD$372.64
50-day moving average USD$245.8577
200-day moving average USD$289.1307
Wall St. target priceUSD$341.25
PE ratio 134.4701
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.24

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Is it a good time to buy LendingTree stock?

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Is LendingTree under- or over-valued?

Valuing LendingTree stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of LendingTree's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

LendingTree's P/E ratio

LendingTree's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 134x. In other words, LendingTree shares trade at around 134x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

LendingTree's PEG ratio

LendingTree's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 14.8977. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into LendingTree's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

LendingTree's EBITDA

LendingTree's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$54.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a LendingTree's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

LendingTree financials

Revenue TTM USD$910 million
Gross profit TTM USD$855.5 million
Return on assets TTM -0.11%
Return on equity TTM -5.88%
Profit margin -5.3%
Book value $27.792
Market capitalisation USD$2.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting LendingTree shares

There are currently 1.8 million LendingTree shares held short by investors – that's known as LendingTree's "short interest". This figure is 13% up from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting LendingTree shares can be evaluated.

LendingTree's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

LendingTree's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LendingTree shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LendingTree shares traded daily (recently around 330978.22141561). LendingTree's SIR currently stands at 5.51. In other words for every 100,000 LendingTree shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5510 shares are currently held short.

However LendingTree's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LendingTree shares, or, against the total number of tradable LendingTree shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LendingTree's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LendingTree shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.2771% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LendingTree shares, roughly 277 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against LendingTree.

Find out more about how you can short LendingTree stock.

LendingTree share dividends

We're not expecting LendingTree to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

LendingTree share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LendingTree's shares have ranged in value from as little as $175.01 up to $372.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TREE.US volatility(beta: 1.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while LendingTree's is 1.5786. This would suggest that LendingTree's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

LendingTree overview

LendingTree, Inc., through its subsidiary, LT Intermediate Company, LLC, operates online consumer platform in the United States. It operates through three segments: Home, Consumer, and Insurance. The Home segment offers purchase mortgage, refinance mortgage, reverse mortgage, and home equity loans; lines of credit; and real estate brokerage services. The Consumer segment provides credit cards; personal, small business, student, and auto loans; deposit accounts; and other credit products, such as credit repair and debt settlement services. The Insurance segment includes information, tools, and access to insurance quote products, including home and automobile, through which consumers are matched with insurance lead aggregators to obtain insurance offers. LendingTree, Inc. also operates Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt; QuoteWizard.com, a marketplace for insurance comparison; ValuePenguin, a personal finance website that offers consumers objective analysis on various financial topics from insurance to credit cards; and Stash, a consumer investing and banking platform that offers a suite of personal investment accounts, traditional and Roth IRAs, custodial investment accounts, and banking services, including checking accounts and debit cards with a Stock-Back rewards program. The company was formerly known as Tree.com, Inc. and changed its name to LendingTree, Inc. in January 2015. LendingTree, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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