IAC stock: buy or sell?

IAC stock price: $228.51 -1.62% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


Shares of IAC/InterActiveCorp closed today at $228.51 and declined a fatal -1.62%. With Tuesday it's been 3 sliding days in a row, loosing $-9.32 (-4.06%).

IAC\u002FInterActiveCorp, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media and Internet company in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy IAC stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with IAC/InterActiveCorp stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is IAC/InterActiveCorp stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we detected 13 ratings published for IAC stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for IAC stock, with 11 positive ratings.
Is IAC a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-5-13Wells Fargo & Con/aOutperform
2019-5-10UBS Groupn/aBuy
2019-5-10JPMorgan Chase & Co.NeutralOverweight
2019-5-10Bank of American/aBuy
2019-4-30JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aOverweight
2019-2-4Goldman Sachs Groupn/aNeutral
2019-2-11JPMorgan Chase & Co.PositiveOverweight
2019-2-11Jefferies Financial Groupn/an/a
2019-2-11BMO Capital MarketsOutperformOutperform
2019-1-8Bank of AmericaBuyBuy

IAC stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of IAC/InterActiveCorp declined a fatal -1.62% and closed at $228.51.

IAC/InterActiveCorp closed today at $228.51 and declined a fatal -1.62%. On January IAC price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On May/8, IAC hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $233.39 recorded on Apr 24th. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences. Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on February, IAC price climbed $8.49 per share (3.86%).

IAC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

IAC/InterActiveCorp shares fell -2.75% this week, ending at $228.51.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $242.86 resistance. Not so far away is the last all-time high IAC/InterActiveCorp marked early May. Late December 2018 IAC price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up by mid February, IAC price climbed $12.55 per share (5.81%).

IAC stock chart (weekly)

IAC stock price history

IAC stock went public on January 19th, 1993 with a price of $1.011. Since then, IAC stock grew a 22,524.80%, with a yearly average of 866.30%. If you had invested right after IAC's IPO a $1,000 in IAC stock in 1993, it would worth $225,248.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

IAC stock historical price chart

IAC stock reached all-time highs on May/8 with a price of $242.86.

IAC stock price target is $270.30

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we found 12 price predictions for IAC/InterActiveCorp stock:
IAC stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-5-13Wells Fargo & CoReiterates$250.00$280.0012%
2019-5-10UBS GroupRaises Target$265.00$285.007.5%
2019-5-10JPMorgan Chase & Co.Raises Target$265.00$270.001.9%
2019-5-10Bank of AmericaRaises Target$273.00$295.008.1%
2019-4-30JPMorgan Chase & Co.Raises Target$250.00$265.006%
2019-3-20AegisRaises Target$250.00$300.0020%
2019-2-11OppenheimerRaises Target$275.00$280.001.8%
2019-2-11NomuraRaises Targetn/a$239.00-
2019-2-11JPMorgan Chase & Co.Raises Targetn/a$250.00-
2019-2-11Jefferies Financial GroupRaises Targetn/a$260.00-
2019-2-11BMO Capital MarketsRaises Target$287.00$291.001.4%
2019-1-8Bank of AmericaReiterates$240.00$228.00-5%
(in average)$261.70$270.303.0%
Moving in a range from $300.00 and $228.00, the price prediction for IAC/InterActiveCorp stock is $270.30. In average, analysts' outlook on IAC price forecast is positive, upgrading the target by a 3.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

IAC/InterActiveCorp presented tiny results for 2018-Q4 on February. IAC/InterActiveCorp inched Earnings per Share (EPS) by 4.00%, beating analysts of $0.99. IAC/InterActiveCorp posted $1.03.
IAC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, IAC/InterActiveCorp annual turnover skyrocketed an astounding 28.90% to $4,262.89 M dollars from $3,307.24 marked in 2017. On the other hand, its income margin (compared to revenues) jumped to 14.71%, that is $626.96 million.

IAC annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$3,020 M-$284 M9.4%-
2014$3,110 M2.97%$415 M13.3%46.15%
2015$3,231 M3.90%$119 M3.7%-71.20%
2016$3,140 M-2.82%$-41.28 M-1.3%-134.55%
2017$3,307 M5.33%$305 M9.2%-838.67%
2018$4,263 M28.90%$627 M14.7%105.61%

Quarterly financial results

IAC/InterActiveCorp reported $1,104.10 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -0.04% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $191.75 million with a profit margin of 17.37%. Profit margin raised a 4.17% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 13.20%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, IAC/InterActiveCorp sales marked a super good gain and boosted a 16.15%.
IAC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$761 M-$26 M3.4%-
2017-Q2$767 M0.86%$66 M8.6%152.84%
2017-Q3$828 M7.95%$180 M21.7%171.08%
2017-Q4$951 M14.74%$33 M3.5%-81.74%
2018-Q1$995 M4.68%$71 M7.1%116.69%
2018-Q2$1,059 M6.44%$218 M20.6%207.18%
2018-Q3$1,105 M4.29%$146 M13.2%-33.24%
2018-Q4$1,104 M-0.04%$192 M17.4%31.54%

IAC/InterActiveCorp ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

IAC/InterActiveCorp shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.32% of all shares.

Bearish positions for IAC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to IAC/InterActiveCorp:

Market cap$17.9 B$1.5 B$41.1 B$17.0 B$241.0 B
Total shares78.3 M48.4 M349.4 M352.0 M1,800.0 M
Float shares77.5 M44.6 M276.5 M333.3 M1,800.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)98.0%100.0%82.7%0.0%54.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.3%1.8%0.2%7.8%0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

IAC summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$227.52 - $234.44
Previous close$232.28
Session gain-1.62%
Average true range$8.41
50d mov avg$220.17
100d mov avg$211.98
200d mov avg$202.03
Daily patternlt02a
Weekly pattern lb02a

IAC/InterActiveCorp performance

To better understand IAC/InterActiveCorp performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare IAC/InterActiveCorp performance to Blucora, Baidu, CBS, Walt Disney, Alphabet, Leaf and Microsoft:
CBS -6.19%-9.75%-3.88%
DISWalt Disney16.18%20.39%33.10%

IAC/InterActiveCorp competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for IAC/InterActiveCorp. We picked 7 companies as IAC/InterActiveCorp competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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