Marchex stock: buy or sell?

MCHX stock price: $5.37 2.09% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


Marchex soared a more than good 2.09% and closed at $5.37.

Marchex, Inc. operates as a mobile advertising analytics company. Its products include Marchex Call Analytics, an analytics technology platform that provides data and insights to measure the performance of mobile, online, and offline advertising for advertisers and small business resellers; and Marchex Search Analytics, a product for search marketers that drive phone calls from search campaigns, as well as attributes inbound phone calls made directly from paid search ads and landing pages to a keyword.

Should I buy Marchex stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Marchex stock situation right now, therefore 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 Marchex stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. At, we found 1 rating published for MCHX stock in the last 30 days.

Is MCHX a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-1-28Roth CapitalNeutralBuy

Marchex stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Marchex soared a more than good 2.09% and closed at $5.37.

Marchex shares soared 2.09% to $5.37 today. From a daily perspective, MCHX is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($4.91, on May/13) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($5.54, on Wednesday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top MCHX might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $5.54 or down under $4.91. On January, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 57.94%. Since January when MCHX stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $2.55 (90.43%).

MCHX stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Marchex ended this week at $5.37 and rose a very good 2.87%. Late April MCHX boosted a super good 12.01% in just one week. Early May MCHX plummed a hair-raising -6.50% in just one week.

Marchex stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Since early January when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, MCHX price gained $2.35 per share (77.81%). Since late December 2018 when MCHX stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $2.72 (102.64%).

MCHX stock chart (weekly)

Marchex stock price history

Marchex IPO was on March 31st, 2004 at $5.57 per share1. Since then, MCHX stock sliced a -3.60%, with a yearly average of -0.20%.

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

Marchex stock historical price chart

MCHX stock reached 52-week highs on May 3rd at $5.57, and all-time highs 2005-12-19 with a price of 19.55.

Marchex stock price target is $7.00

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. 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. Currently, only 1 price prediction for Marchex stock was published in the last 30 days:
MCHX stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-1-28Roth CapitalUpgrades$3.40$7.00105.9%
(in average)$3.40$7.00106.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last May/1, when Marchex posted its last earnings report, it jumped a remarkable 11.18%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
MCHX earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a tragic drop down of -5.58% to $85.25 million USD. Nevertheless, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) appreciated to -3.14%, that is $-2.68 million.

To have an updated view of the financial situation of Marchex, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Marchex TTM sales up to were $63.36 and earnings were $-1.75 million dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Marchex business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to , compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a dreadful -25.68%. Regarding profit margin, Marchex remained stable 0.38% to -3.14%

MCHX annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$153 M-$0.96 M0.6%-
2014$183 M19.73%$-19.09 M-10.5%-2,094.78%
2015$143 M-21.70%$27 M18.7%-239.97%
2016$130 M-9.42%$-84.07 M-64.9%-414.61%
2017$90 M-30.30%$-6.09 M-6.7%-92.76%
2018$85 M-5.58%$-2.68 M-3.1%-56.00%
TTM $63 M-25.68%$-1.75 M-2.8%-34.58%

Quarterly financial results

Marchex posted M in sales for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked M with a profit margin of . Profit margin remained stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -2.75%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Marchex sales marked a frightening correction and plunged a -100.00%.
MCHX quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$24 M-$-3.51 M-14.4%-
2017-Q2$22 M-9.68%$-1.28 M-5.8%-63.53%
2017-Q3$22 M0.15%$-0.81 M-3.7%-36.64%
2017-Q4$22 M-0.93%$-0.49 M-2.2%-40.07%
2018-Q1$22 M0.22%$-0.93 M-4.2%90.53%
2018-Q2$20 M-7.66%$-0.66 M-3.3%-28.94%
2018-Q3$20 M-1.05%$-0.46 M-2.3%-30.55%
2018-Q4$23 M15.62%$-0.64 M-2.8%39.39%

Marchex ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Marchex shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 8.63% of all shares.

In case of Marchex stock, 71.51% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for MCHX stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$195.4 M$345.7 B$17.9 B$19.5 M$972.1 B
Total shares36.4 M299.4 M78.3 M32.6 M7,660.0 M
Float shares31.0 M602.8 M77.5 M23.4 M7,560.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)71.5%81.0%98.0%32.4%74.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)8.6%0.2%1.3%16.1%1.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Marchex summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$5.24 - $5.42
Previous close$5.26
Session gain2.09%
Average true range$0.28
50d mov avg$4.89
100d mov avg$4.36
200d mov avg$3.59
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Marchex performance

To better understand Marchex performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We chose Alphabet, , Inuvo and Microsoft as the bechmarking frame for Marchex stock.

Marchex competitors

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