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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 1,095 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, LendingTree's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$337.52, which is 0.01% up on its pre-crash value of USD$337.49 and 115.57% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$156.57.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of LendingTree shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$533.81 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,096.94.
|Latest market close||USD$337.52|
|52-week range||USD$135.72 - USD$392.74|
|50-day moving average||USD$313.8594|
|200-day moving average||USD$286.0031|
|Wall St. target price||USD$378.6|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.24|
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|1 week (2020-10-16)||337.52|
|1 month (2020-09-25)||11.45%|
|3 months (2020-07-24)||-4.60%|
|6 months (2020-04-24)||56.52%|
|1 year (2019-10-25)||4.29%|
|2 years (2018-10-25)||59.26%|
|3 years (2017-10-25)||52.41%|
|5 years (2015-10-23)||244.41%|
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 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.869. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$124.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a LendingTree's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.31%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$4.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.1 million LendingTree shares held short by investors – that's known as LendingTree's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 2.1 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) is the quantity of LendingTree shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LendingTree shares traded daily (recently around 107842.35417761). LendingTree's SIR currently stands at 19.03. In other words for every 100,000 LendingTree shares traded daily on the market, roughly 19030 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 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LendingTree shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.3124% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LendingTree shares, roughly 312 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against LendingTree.
Find out more about how you can short LendingTree stock.
We're not expecting LendingTree to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, LendingTree's shares have ranged in value from as little as $135.72 up to $392.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 2.2896. This would suggest that LendingTree's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
LendingTree, Inc., through its subsidiary, LendingTree, LLC, operates online consumer platform in the United States. It operates through Home, Consumer, and Insurance segments. The company's Home segment offers purchase mortgage, refinance mortgage, reverse mortgage, and home equity loans; lines of credit; and real estate brokerage services. Its 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 company's 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. It also operates CompareCards, an online source for side-by-side credit card comparison shopping; SimpleTuition, an online marketing platform for student loans; MagnifyMoney, a consumer facing media property that offers editorial content, expert commentary, tools, and resources; SnapCap, an online platform, which connects business owners with lenders; ValuePenguin, a personal finance website that offers consumers objective analysis; QuoteWizard.com, a marketplace for insurance comparison; and Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. The company was formerly known as Tree.com, Inc. and changed its name to LendingTree, Inc. in January 2015. LendingTree, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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