|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 1800|
|Day's Range||226.18 - 239.00|
|52 Week Range||158.29 - 268.72|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.69|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||40.21|
|Earnings Date||Nov 5, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||300.55|
Companies with outsize growth prospects aren't hard to find. High-growth stocks that also are high on quality are another matter.Seemingly every other week, a so-called unicorn files for an initial public offering. And yet more often than not, the stocks of these red-hot companies quickly disappoint investors. There's no point in betting on companies with high growth prospects if they don't have the quality to churn out such returns year after year.When it comes to looking for high-quality companies, a good place to start is with return on equity. ROE measures how adept a company is at squeezing a return out of its net assets. It's often used as a shorthand for quality. Although ROE differs from industry to industry, a rule of thumb is that ROE should come to at least 15%.Quality stocks can't be found by applying just a single measure, however. Balance sheets, fundamental performance and cash flow are critical too. As such, we scoured the Russell 1000 Growth Index of large- and midsize companies to find stocks with returns on equity of at least 15%. Additionally, these companies had to have positive free cash flow (FCF), healthy balance sheets and long-term growth rates of at least 20%.Lastly, they had to have an average analyst score of less than 2.0 from S&P; Global Market Intelligence. Any score below 2.0 equals a Buy recommendation on the part of Wall Street, and the lower the score, the better.Here, then, are the 10 best-rated high-quality, high-growth stocks to buy. SEE ALSO: 101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond
Shares of ANGI Homeservices Inc. are up about 4% in Friday morning trading after InterActiveCorp. gave an update on its spinoff plans, saying that it had delivered a preliminary separation proposal to Match Group Inc.'s board and didn't intend to devote attention to an ANGI spinoff until after matters are finished with Match. IAC had said in conjunction with its last earnings report that it was considering distributing its stakes in Match, ANGI, or both, as the company has a majority economic interest in each of the two companies, which are publicly traded. "We think shares have been under continued pressure after disappointing 2Q earnings results (shares have been down ~30% even after the ~25% decline on the print), partially due to concerns over ANGI's readiness to operate as a stand-alone entity and that IAC would spin out ANGI, even if not ready, in order to help unlock the value it believes is being locked in IAC's other (i.e. non-Match and non-ANGI) assets," wrote Wedbush analyst Ygal Arounian, who has a neutral rating on ANGI shares. He said that Friday's update should provide "comfort" to investors that IAC intends to help ANGI get on more stable footing before it sends the home-improvement platform off on its own. IAC's stock is up 1.7% in Friday morning trading, while Match shares are off 1.7%. ANGI shares have sunk 50% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has lost 1.8%.
Dallas’ Match Group Inc. is getting closer to a possible breakup with IAC (Nasdaq: IAC). The majority owner of the digital-dating service provider said Friday it has made a preliminary proposal to key Match board members that would completely separate the company from IAC, according to a news release and a regulatory filing. IAC, which has various online properties, owns about 80 percent of Match (Nasdaq: MTCH).
IAC would no longer have an ownership stake in Match Group following the separation, and IAC stockholders would receive shares of both New Match and New IAC in the transaction. The transaction would be structured to be tax-free to IAC, Match Group and their respective stockholders and would also eliminate the dual-class common stock structure at New Match, with all pre-transaction stockholders of Match Group and IAC receiving a single class of “one share/one vote” capital stock of New Match.
NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IAC (IAC) announced today that it has made a preliminary proposal to the special committee of disinterested directors formed by the Match Group (MTCH) Board of Directors for a transaction that would result in the full separation of Match Group from the remaining businesses of IAC. This follows IAC's August announcement that it was considering a separation of Match Group. In the proposed transaction, IAC would effectively distribute its shares in Match Group to IAC's stockholders, resulting in two independent public companies.
InterActiveCorp. said Friday that it had made a “preliminary proposal” to Match Group Inc.’s board of directors regarding a transaction that would result in a Match spinoff from parent company IAC.
Under the terms, IAC would distribute its Match Group shares to IAC holders, creating two independent public companies. The separation would be structured to be tax-free to IAC, Match and their respective shareholders.
Match Group Inc.'s stock was upgraded for the third time in the past week on Thursday, after Oppenheimer's Jason Helfstein raised his rating on the shares to outperform from perform. He sees increasing likelihood that InterActiveCorp. will spin off Match and argues that the online-dating company's enterprise value wouldn't be meaningfully affected by a spin. "We believe IAC will transfer debt to Match as part of a spin-off to position IAC with a large cash balance and low net debt ratio," Helfstein wrote. "However, we now believe IAC will 'compensate' Match with equivalent value in Match shares (which will be retired), offsetting any change to enterprise value." He also doubts that a recent Federal Trade Commission suit will have much long-term impact on the company. The Oppenheimer upgrade follows upgrades at Deutsche Bank and Instinet on Monday. Shares are up 1.5% in premarket trading Thursday, and they've risen 3.6% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has fallen 2.5%.
Today, Daily Burn, the leading on-demand fitness collective, announced the launch of Running by Daily Burn, a standalone app providing support and guidance from world-class trainers to enable members to achieve their running goals. “One of the biggest elements of Daily Burn is our strong and engaged community,” said Tricia Han, CEO of Daily Burn. Running by Daily Burn is one of the first premium running apps to offer both comprehensive tracking and guidance support.
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NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Dotdash announced that it acquired Liquor.com, the largest premium digital media company with a focus on cocktails, spirits, entertaining, and culture. Liquor.com joins Dotdash's award-winning family of properties and will be closely aligned with The Spruce, Dotdash's vibrant food and home brand, and MyDomaine, its prominent lifestyle and entertaining brand. "We're thrilled to add Liquor.com to the Dotdash family and are incredibly excited by the huge opportunity to continue to grow the brand, delight the cocktail community, and be the best partner for premium brands in the category," said Neil Vogel, CEO, Dotdash.
CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluecrew, the on-demand staffing platform for flexible W-2 work, today announced the appointment of Sam Estes as Vice President of Sales and Tom Knight as Director of Growth. Knight will lead Bluecrew's worker acquisition strategy to meet growing customer demand. The leadership expansion comes on the heels of Bluecrew's substantial growth over the past year including tripling revenue and expanding nationally.
Citi Research initiated coverage of names in the InterActiveCorp. family on Tuesday, calling Match Group Inc. and IAC shares both buys while slapping a neutral rating on ANGI Homeservices Inc.'s stock . Analyst Nicholas Jones wrote that IAC "trades at a 'stub' valuation" due to its stakes in Match and ANGI, which at current prices imply negative enterprise value for IAC. "Though IAC's potential spin-off of these holdings may shrink the 'stub,' we view Vimeo as IAC's most exciting holding, Dotdash as a strong cash generator, and Turo (minority stake) as an interesting foray into online autos," Jones wrote. He also sees strong international opportunity for Match but is worried about the risk of an economic downturn and the threat of Alphabet Inc.'s Google when it comes to ANGI. IAC's stock is flat over the past three months, while Match's has risen 5.6% and ANGI's has slid 46%. The S&P 500 is up 3.8% in that time.
U.S. internet stocks have been red-hot once again in 2019, gaining roughly 45% year-to-date.Each month, Nomura Instinet analyst Mark Kelley tracks the latest trends in global internet usage by taking a look at Sensor Tower data for the month. In addition, Kelley looks at recent headlines to get a sense of which internet stocks are winning over users. Investors who get ahead of the curve by examining internet usage data can potentially get valuable insight heading into third-quarter earnings season for stocks. * 10 Recession-Resistant Services Stocks to Buy With that in mind, here's a list of Nomura Instinet's top five internet stocks to buy now and their usage trends from the month of August.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Internet Stocks to Buy Now: Spotify (SPOT)Source: Spotify Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) was once again the most downloaded music streaming app in August. The Spotify app had more than 17.7 million downloads. Downloads were up 18% in August from a year ago -- its lowest growth rate since February.However, Spotify downloads again outpaced its closest global competitors in YouTube Music (12.3 million), JioSaavn Music (5.2 million) and Deezer (3.4 million). Kelley says Spotify's 10% price hike in Norway doesn't seem to have had a major impact on revenue or cancellations, potentially opening up the door for higher prices in other regions.Nomura Instinet has a "buy" rating and $190 price target for SPOT stock. InterActiveCorp (IAC)Source: Rob Thurman Via FlickrInterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC) is an 80% stakeholder in Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH), the parent company of popular dating sites including Match.com, Tinder, OKCupid and PlentyOfFish.One of the biggest overhangs for IAC stock this year has been the launch of a Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) dating service late last year. Kelley says the latest data suggests Tinder has not been negatively impacted by Facebook's service. He says Facebook is a manageable risk for Match, and online dating is far from a "winner take all" market. Subsidiary Hinge was a major growth source in August, with year-over-year downloads up 56%. * 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now Nomura Instinet has a "buy" rating and $314 price target for IAC stock. Pinterest (PINS)Source: Nopparat Khokthong / Shutterstock.com Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) had 10.7 million downloads in August, up 18% from a year ago. The social media company also opened a new headquarters in Australia in August and reported a large earnings beat after making improvements to its platform.Kelley is projecting a three-year compound annual revenue growth rate for Pinterest of 42% -- the highest among the 12 internet media stocks under coverage and well above the 25% average growth rate of the group. Unlike some of its unprofitable peers, Kelley is also projecting annual net income growth of 45% as well.Nomura Instinet has a "buy" rating and $39 price target for PINS stock. Facebook (FB)Source: rvlsoft / Shutterstock.com Facebook and its advertising business just keep on trucking through all the political controversy, regulation, boycotts, lawsuits and antitrust probes.FB stock is up another 42.8% in 2019. Facebook's WhatsApp was the most downloaded social media app in August, with more than 57.2 million downloads. Messenger was a close second with 55.3 million downloads followed by the Facebook app with 52.5 million downloads and Instagram with 36.9 million downloads. While download growth on these four platforms slowed from a year ago, a clear sweep of the top four spots and a total of nearly 200 million downloads is extremely impressive.Nomura Instinet has a "buy" rating and $235 price target for FB stock. Alphabet (GOOGL)Source: achinthamb / Shutterstock.com In addition to Facebook and Match, Kelley says Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) is the big winner from the August usage data.Behind the four Facebook platforms, YouTube was the most-downloaded social media app in August with more than 23.3 million downloads. Surprisingly, users downloaded Google Search 8.2 million times in August, up 39% from a year ago. Search had previously not gotten more than 5.9 million downloads in any month during the past year. The Google Chrome app also got 6.4 million downloads in August.Nomura Instinet has a "buy" rating and $1,400 price target for GOOGL stock.As of this writing, Wayne Duggan did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Recession-Resistant Services Stocks to Buy * 7 Hot Penny Stocks to Consider Now * 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now The post Nomura Instinet's Top 5 Internet Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
EVP & CFO of Iac/interactivecorp (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Glenn Schiffman (insider trades) sold 3,000 shares of IAC on 09/03/2019 at an average price of $255.26 a share. Continue reading...
Shares of Match Group Inc. reversed course Thursday, swinging to a loss of 6.0% in afternoon trading after being up as much as 4.4% soon after the open, after Facebook Inc. entered the matchmaking fray with the launch of Facebook Dating. Match's stock had gained earlier after SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded it to buy from hold, citing optimism for the continued growth of its Tinder dating app. Although the stock sold off after Facebook became a competitor, Analyst Benjamin Black at Evercore ISI said the launch of Facebook Dating "more than anything else" just validates the total addressable market of the online dating market. "Notably, FB Dating was launched in mid-2018, expanding its presence into 19 countries (before the U.S. launch) with no discernible impact on [Match's] subscriber or revenue growth trajectory, as users demonstrated a preference to separate their social and dating lives," Black wrote in a note to clients. Meanwhile, Match's stock selloff dragged shares of IAC/InterActiveCorp down 4.3%, after they were up as much as 1.7% earlier. IAC is Match's largest shareholder, as IAC is Match's parent company. Last month, IAC said it was reviewing whether to spin off Match.
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EVP & CSO of Iac/interactivecorp (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Mark J Stein (insider trades) sold 38,993 shares of IAC on 09/03/2019 at an average price of $254.77 a share. Continue reading...
EVP and GC of Iac/interactivecorp (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Gregg Winiarski (insider trades) sold 73,409 shares of IAC on 08/28/2019 at an average price of $253.54 a share. Continue reading...