Home Sectors Financial Services Current Fundamentals: LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE)

Current Fundamentals: LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE)


LendingTree is in the financial services sector and trades as part of the banking industry. The company CEO is Douglas R. Lebda. LendingTree Inc is an online lender exchange that connects consumers with lenders, and provides online tools to aid consumers in their financial divisions. It provides services such as mortgages, refinance loans, home equity loans, among others.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The TREE stock showed a previous change of 3.67% with an open at 372.18 and a close of 380.70. It reached an intraday high of 381.37 and a low of 371.29.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.9b with 12.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 12.0m shares. Trading volume reached 147,458 shares compared to its average volume of 181,347 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, LendingTree shares returned 2.78% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.61%. Over three months, it changed 21.85%. In one year it has changed 45.47% and within that year its 52-week high was 400.95 and its 52-week low was 183.25. TREE stock is 107.75% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 284.85 and a 50 day moving average of 371.50. Currently TREE stock is trading 33.65% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.86 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 55.50. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.54. The TTM EPS is 3.48, which comes to a TTM PE of 109.40. Historically, the PE high was 354.70 and the PE low was 13.60. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 47.33, which is a decrease of -87.57%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/26/2019): -0.04
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/26/2019): -0.26
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): 1.86
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/26/2018): 3.01
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/26/2018): 2.12

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 145.20, which means it may be overvalued by -162.18%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 2.29.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 18.92%, return on assets is 7.59%, profit margin is 7.62%, price-to-sales is 5.59 and price-to-book is 13.43.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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