How to buy Match Group (MTCH) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Match Group shares.

Match Group Inc
NASDAQ: MTCH - USD
INTERNET CONTENT & INFORMATION
$158.23
- $1.79 ( - 1.12%)

Match Group Inc (MTCH) is a leading internet content and information business based in the US. It opened the day at $162.49 after a previous close of $161.24. During the day the price has varied from a low of $156.725 to a high of $162.49. The latest price was $157.69 (25 minute delay). Match Group is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 1,880 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Match Group

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: MTCH in this case.
  5. Research Match Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Match Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Match Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Match Group's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $160.02, which is 86.88% up on its pre-crash value of $20.99 (accounting for the 30 June 2020 split) and 1,152.11% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $12.78 (accounting for the 30 June 2020 split).

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Match Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $603.38 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 $6,941.67.

Match Group share price (NASDAQ:MTCH)

Use our graph to track the performance of MTCH stocks over time.

Match Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-07.
Open$162.49
High$162.49
Low$156.725
Close$157.69
Previous close$161.24
Change$-3.55
Change %-2.2017%
Volume1,415,949
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range$111.59 - $174.68
50-day moving average$154.894
200-day moving average$149.8204
Wall St. target price$174.39
PE ratio82.6977
Dividend yield$2 (1.27%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$1.935
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Fees for buying 5x Match Group shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

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Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £2.58
£576.50 total
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£576.78 total
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£579.65 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.01
£574.92 total
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£576.80 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £17.70
£591.62 total
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£590.53 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £16.69
£590.60 total
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Is it a good time to buy Match Group stock?

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Match Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $157.69

1 week (2021-10-12) -0.70%
1 month (2021-09-17) 0.35%
3 months (2021-07-19) 2.84%
6 months (2021-04-19) 8.01%
1 year (2020-10-16) 40.53%
2 years (2019-10-15) inf%
3 years (2018-10-15) inf%
5 years (2016-10-15) inf%

Is Match Group under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Match Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 83x. In other words, Match Group shares trade at around 83x 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.

PEG ratio

Match Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9822. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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

EBITDA

Match Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $863.3 million (£0.0 million).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.9%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.22%
Return on equity TTM 49.92%
Profit margin 21.44%
Book value $13.724
Market capitalisation $45.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Match Group shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "MTCH.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 18.1 million Match Group shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 31.5% up from 13.7 million last month.

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

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Match Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Match Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Match Group shares traded daily (recently around 7.0 million). Match Group's SIR currently stands at 2.58. In other words for every 100,000 Match Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2580 shares are currently held short.

However Match Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Match Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Match Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Match Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Match Group shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0673% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Match Group shares, roughly 67 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Match Group.

Find out more about how you can short Match Group stock.

Match Group share dividends

1.3%

Dividend yield: 1.27% of stock value

Match Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.27% of its share value annually.

Match Group's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2015 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Match Group's shares ever split?

Match Group's shares were split on a 3502:1000 basis on 30 June 2020. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3502 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Match Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 71.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Match Group shares which in turn could have impacted Match Group's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Match Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $111.59 up to $174.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MTCH.US volatility(beta: 1.21)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 Match Group's is 1.2101. This would suggest that Match Group's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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