Tree.com Inc. (NASDAQ:TREE)’s share price fell 5.1% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $95.96 and last traded at $96.35, with a volume of 457,407 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $101.50.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Tree.com from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Tree.com in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Tree.com in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th. TheStreet lowered Tree.com from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 price objective on shares of Tree.com in a research report on Friday, May 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Tree.com has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $122.38.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $87.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $83.06. The company has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.23.

Tree.com (NASDAQ:TREE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.05. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.65 EPS. The company earned $94.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $86.58 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 86.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Tree.com Inc. will post $3.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Tree.com news, CEO Douglas R. Lebda purchased 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $67.67 per share, for a total transaction of $338,350.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,710,069 shares in the company, valued at $115,720,369.23. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, COO Nikul Patel sold 2,500 shares of Tree.com stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.17, for a total value of $220,425.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 30,500 shares in the company, valued at $2,689,185. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have bought and sold shares of TREE. Redwood Investments LLC increased its stake in Tree.com by 55.2% in the fourth quarter. Redwood Investments LLC now owns 17,056 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,523,000 after buying an additional 6,067 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in Tree.com during the fourth quarter worth $3,585,000. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in Tree.com during the fourth quarter worth $1,713,000. P.A.W. Capital Corp increased its stake in Tree.com by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. P.A.W. Capital Corp now owns 31,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,768,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Tree.com by 42.7% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 260,023 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,215,000 after buying an additional 77,863 shares during the period.

LendingTree, Inc (LendingTree), formerly Tree.com, Inc, is engaged in operating an online loan marketplace for consumers. The Company offers a range of loan types and other credit-based offerings for its consumers. The Company operates through Lending activities segment. The Company’s online marketplace provides consumers with access to product offerings from various lenders, which it refers to as Network Lenders, including mortgage loans, home equity, reverse mortgage, auto loans, credit cards, personal loans, student loans and small business loans, and other related offerings.

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