Media stories about Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Match Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 44.9179398804399 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

MTCH has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Match Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Match Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 15th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Match Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 26th. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Match Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $50.00 in a report on Monday, June 11th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co restated a “hold” rating and issued a $41.00 price target on shares of Match Group in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $42.82.

Match Group stock opened at $51.89 on Friday. Match Group has a 1-year low of $22.02 and a 1-year high of $52.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 99.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.29 and a beta of 0.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.18, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a current ratio of 1.54.

Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The technology company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.10. Match Group had a net margin of 32.94% and a return on equity of 53.18%. The firm had revenue of $421.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $413.07 million. equities research analysts predict that Match Group will post 1.23 EPS for the current year.

In other Match Group news, CEO Amanda Ginsberg sold 106,850 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.37, for a total value of $5,275,184.50. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 62,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,094,610.34. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, General Counsel Jared F. Sine sold 27,343 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.51, for a total transaction of $1,326,408.93. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 65,022 shares in the company, valued at $3,154,217.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 251,000 shares of company stock worth $12,382,872 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 7.00% of the company’s stock.

Match Group Company Profile

Match Group, Inc provides dating products. It operates a portfolio of brands, including Tinder, Match, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OkCupid, OurTime, and Pairs. Match Group, Inc offers its dating products through its Websites and applications in 42 languages approximately in 190 countries. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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