Bumble Stock Breaks Lower Despite Revenue Beat

Two analysts raised their price targets after the report, too

Assistant Editor
Aug 12, 2021 at 9:51 AM
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Bumble Inc (NASDAQ:BMBL) is down 2% to trade at $46.71 at last check, after the dating app staple reported second-quarter losses of six cents per share, compared to analyst expectations of a one-cent profit. Revenue did top estimates after paying user numbers rose, however, and the company also issued an upbeat third-quarter guidance. In response, Evercore ISI and Cowen and Company raised their price targets to $56 and $75, respectively. 

On the charts, Bumble stock has carved out a channel of lower lows since its Feb. 12 peak of $84.80, a record high hit the day after Bumble's public trading debut. This quarter, BMBL is now down 20%, with several newly-formed moving averages starting to work against the equity.

Analysts are split on Bumble stock, which means future price performance could shift some brokerage positions. Of the 12 in coverage, six carry a tepid "hold" rating, with six a "buy" or better. Meanwhile, ahead of today's adjustments, the 12-month consensus price target of $62.57 was a 31.3% premium to last night's close. 

Options traders are coming out of the woodwork today. In just the first half hour of trading, calls were trading at 10 times the average intraday amount, and double the number of puts traded. Leading the charge is the August 55 call, where sell-to-open activity could be occurring. 

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