NASDAQ:MTCH - Match Group Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $153.84
  • Forecasted Upside: -4.76 %
  • Number of Analysts: 18
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 6 Hold Ratings
  • 12 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for MTCH

Analyst Price Target is $153.84
▼ -4.76% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 18 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Match Group in the last 3 months. The average price target is $153.84, with a high forecast of $180.00 and a low forecast of $86.00. The average price target represents a -4.76% upside from the last price of $161.53.

This chart shows the closing price for MTCH for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 18 contributing investment analysts is to buy stock in Match Group. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 7 hold ratings
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  • 7 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
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  • 14 buy ratings
  • 6 hold ratings
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  • 6 hold ratings
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  • 12 buy ratings
  • 6 hold ratings
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  • 6 hold ratings
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  • 6 hold ratings
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  • 6 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings

Latest Recommendations

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  • 12 buy ratings
  • 6 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/18/2021Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweight$180.00High
5/6/2021OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$160.00 ➝ $165.00Medium
5/6/2021KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$165.00 ➝ $172.00Medium
4/12/2021BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$175.00Low
2/10/2021WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral$135.00 ➝ $150.00Low
2/5/2021CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$160.00 ➝ $175.00Medium
2/4/2021TruistBoost Price Target$150.00 ➝ $155.00Medium
2/4/2021Susquehanna BancsharesUpgradeNeutral ➝ Positive$150.00 ➝ $165.00High
2/4/2021KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$155.00 ➝ $165.00High
2/4/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetBuy$160.00 ➝ $168.00High
2/4/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$129.00 ➝ $140.00High
2/4/2021SusquehannaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Positive$150.00 ➝ $165.00High
2/4/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$130.00 ➝ $175.00High
1/28/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$140.00 ➝ $160.00High
1/15/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$157.00 ➝ $169.00Low
1/14/2021CowenBoost Price TargetOutperform$145.00 ➝ $175.00High
11/10/2020TruistBoost Price Target$125.00 ➝ $150.00Low
11/10/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price Target$150.00 ➝ $160.00Low
11/6/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$110.00 ➝ $137.00Low
11/6/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$151.00 ➝ $157.00Low
11/6/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$110.00 ➝ $130.00Low
9/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$141.00 ➝ $151.00Medium
9/14/2020KeyCorpInitiated CoverageOverweight$138.00Medium
8/13/2020CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$100.00 ➝ $135.00Low
8/6/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$95.00 ➝ $110.00Medium
8/6/2020OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$95.00 ➝ $135.00Medium
8/6/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$110.00High
8/6/2020WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral$90.00 ➝ $116.00High
8/6/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetBuy$100.00 ➝ $150.00High
8/5/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$105.00 ➝ $140.00High
8/5/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$103.00 ➝ $141.00Low
8/4/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$95.00High
8/4/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHold$95.00High
7/17/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price Target$161.00 ➝ $171.00High
7/13/2020WedbushBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Neutral$77.00 ➝ $90.00Medium
7/8/2020SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy$110.00Medium
7/8/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$86.00Medium
6/23/2020SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$95.00 ➝ $115.00Medium
6/23/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$85.00 ➝ $95.00High
6/18/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$86.00 ➝ $94.00High
6/10/2020BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageBuyHigh
6/9/2020Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweight$103.00Low
5/8/2020CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$90.00 ➝ $100.00High
5/7/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$65.00 ➝ $85.00Medium
5/7/2020NomuraBoost Price Target$84.00 ➝ $100.00Medium
5/7/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$92.00 ➝ $86.00Medium
5/7/2020Nomura InstinetBoost Price TargetBuy$84.00 ➝ $100.00High
5/7/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$86.00High
5/7/2020OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$80.00 ➝ $95.00High
5/7/2020SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$80.00 ➝ $95.00High
5/7/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetBuy$90.00 ➝ $100.00High
5/5/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$80.00High
4/21/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$95.00 ➝ $92.00Low
4/20/2020Nomura InstinetLower Price TargetBuy$86.00 ➝ $84.00Medium
4/2/2020OppenheimerLower Price Target$92.00 ➝ $80.00Low
4/2/2020SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetBuy$92.00 ➝ $80.00Low
4/1/2020WedbushLower Price TargetNeutral$75.00 ➝ $68.00Medium
2/9/2020AegisReiterated RatingBuy$95.00Medium
2/6/2020Nomura SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$81.00 ➝ $86.00Medium
2/6/2020WedbushLower Price TargetNeutral$80.00 ➝ $75.00High
2/6/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$85.00 ➝ $92.00High
2/6/2020OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$85.00 ➝ $92.00High
2/4/2020SunTrust BanksInitiated CoverageBuy$96.00Low
1/28/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$70.00 ➝ $87.00Low
1/19/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldMedium
1/17/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$85.00 ➝ $100.00Low
1/17/2020UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$88.00 ➝ $95.00Low
1/13/2020Evercore ISIBoost Price TargetOutperform$95.00 ➝ $100.00Low
12/23/2019WedbushInitiated CoverageNeutral$80.00Low
12/23/2019SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy$96.00Low
12/9/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldMedium
11/27/2019AegisReiterated RatingBuy$95.00Low
11/11/2019BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$75.00Low
11/7/2019Nomura SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy$88.00 ➝ $81.00Low
11/7/2019SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetPositive ➝ Buy$96.00Low
11/7/2019Jefferies Financial GroupLower Price TargetBuy$105.00 ➝ $80.00High
11/7/2019BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight$88.00 ➝ $70.00Medium
11/7/2019UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$95.00 ➝ $88.00Medium
10/10/2019OppenheimerUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$89.00Medium
10/7/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$93.00 ➝ $91.00High
10/7/2019Nomura SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$81.00 ➝ $88.00High
9/27/2019Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$95.00Medium
9/26/2019Bank of AmericaSet Price TargetBuy$102.00Medium
9/17/2019CitigroupInitiated CoverageBuy$95.00High
9/10/2019GuggenheimReiterated RatingHoldLow
9/10/2019OppenheimerReiterated RatingHoldLow
9/5/2019SunTrust BanksUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$90.00 ➝ $106.00High
9/4/2019AegisReiterated RatingBuy$105.00Medium
8/8/2019Nomura SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$62.00 ➝ $81.00Medium
8/8/2019MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$74.00 ➝ $92.00Medium
8/8/2019SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetHold$62.00 ➝ $90.00Medium
8/8/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$66.00 ➝ $88.00High
8/8/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$74.00 ➝ $85.00High
8/8/2019UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$77.00 ➝ $95.00High
8/7/2019CowenSet Price TargetBuy$104.00Medium
8/7/2019Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$80.00 ➝ $105.00High
8/7/2019AegisBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$77.00 ➝ $105.00High
8/5/2019SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold ➝ Hold$62.00 ➝ $90.00Medium
7/31/2019CowenSet Price TargetBuy$84.00Medium
7/26/2019BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$74.00Low
5/13/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$75.00Low
5/9/2019SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetHold$62.00Low
5/9/2019BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$56.00 ➝ $66.00High
5/9/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$48.00 ➝ $66.00Medium
2/11/2019SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetHold$54.00Medium
2/8/2019AegisBoost Price TargetBuy$62.00 ➝ $70.00Low
2/8/2019Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetTop Pick$64.00Medium
2/8/2019Nomura SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Neutral$55.00 ➝ $48.00High
2/8/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$62.00High
2/6/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$61.00 ➝ $53.86Medium
2/4/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageSell ➝ Sell$45.00High
12/18/2018SunTrust BanksInitiated CoverageHold ➝ Hold$47.00Medium
12/11/2018Summit InsightsInitiated CoverageHoldLow
11/28/2018MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperform ➝ OutperformHigh
11/9/2018AegisLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$65.00 ➝ $62.00Low
11/8/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldN/A
11/5/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$56.00 ➝ $61.00Medium
10/11/2018Nomura SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$66.00High
10/4/2018Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$55.00 ➝ $70.00Low
9/26/2018UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$52.00 ➝ $66.00Low
9/12/2018AegisBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$55.00 ➝ $65.00High
8/17/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$50.00 ➝ $56.00Medium
8/9/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$41.00 ➝ $47.00Low
8/9/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$39.00 ➝ $46.00Medium
8/9/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$45.00 ➝ $52.00High
8/8/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHold$41.00High
6/11/2018Jefferies Financial GroupUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$40.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
5/11/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetBuy$43.00Low
5/10/2018AegisBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$45.00 ➝ $47.00Low
5/10/2018BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetOutperform$45.00High
5/10/2018UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
5/2/2018Bank of AmericaLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$54.00 ➝ $46.00High
5/2/2018Evercore ISIReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ In-Line$34.00High
5/2/2018Jefferies Financial GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$21.00High
3/21/2018GuggenheimDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralMedium
3/15/2018UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$46.79 ➝ $35.00Medium
3/9/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformMedium
3/7/2018Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$50.00High
3/2/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight ➝ Overweight$48.00High
2/21/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$42.00Medium
2/16/2018AegisReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$42.00 ➝ $45.00Low
2/9/2018AegisReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$32.00 ➝ $42.00High
2/9/2018CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$35.00 ➝ $40.00High
2/8/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$35.00 ➝ $42.00High
2/8/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$30.00 ➝ $37.00High
2/8/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight ➝ Overweight$39.00 ➝ $42.00High
2/5/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetOverweight$40.00Medium
2/2/2018BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$35.00High
2/2/2018Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$35.00 ➝ $40.00Low
1/8/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$33.00 ➝ $38.00Low
12/19/2017GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyMedium
12/5/2017Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageOutperform$34.00Low
11/15/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuy$33.00N/A
11/13/2017AegisBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$29.00 ➝ $32.00N/A
11/10/2017CowenReiterated RatingBuy$33.00N/A
11/9/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$26.00 ➝ $30.00N/A
11/9/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$30.00 ➝ $35.00N/A
11/9/2017CIBCReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
11/9/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$30.00 ➝ $35.00N/A
11/9/2017OppenheimerDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
11/9/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingBuy$35.00N/A
11/9/2017UBS GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$28.00 ➝ $35.00N/A
11/8/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$28.00 ➝ $33.00N/A
11/7/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyN/A
10/23/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $26.00N/A
10/19/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuy$21.00 ➝ $29.00N/A
10/13/2017CowenReiterated RatingOutperform$22.00 ➝ $28.00N/A
10/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$21.00 ➝ $30.00N/A
10/11/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$25.00N/A
10/10/2017Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy$21.00 ➝ $30.00N/A
10/4/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$25.00 ➝ $28.00N/A
10/4/2017CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$22.00 ➝ $28.00Medium
9/30/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$28.00High
9/20/2017UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$22.00 ➝ $28.00Medium
9/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$21.00Low
9/7/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$23.00 ➝ $28.00High
8/31/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$23.00 ➝ $28.00High
8/3/2017AegisBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Outperform$22.00 ➝ $23.00Low
6/22/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$23.00Low
5/15/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$21.00 ➝ $23.00N/A
5/5/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$21.00 ➝ $23.00Low
5/5/2017AegisBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$20.00 ➝ $22.00Medium
4/24/2017CowenReiterated RatingOutperform$22.00Low
4/18/2017Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$21.00Low
4/4/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageOverweight ➝ Overweight$21.00Low
3/27/2017CitigroupInitiated CoverageBuy$22.00Medium
3/15/2017AegisReiterated RatingBuyLow
1/21/2017AegisReiterated RatingBuyN/A
1/20/2017GuggenheimDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralN/A
1/10/2017AegisReiterated RatingBuy$20.00N/A
12/28/2016AegisReiterated RatingBuy$20.00N/A
12/13/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$21.00N/A
11/18/2016AegisInitiated CoverageBuy$20.00N/A
11/3/2016Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuyN/A
11/3/2016Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyN/A
11/3/2016Axiom SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy$21.00 ➝ $20.00N/A
10/21/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuy$20.00N/A
10/13/2016BarclaysSet Price TargetHold$15.00 ➝ $16.00N/A
10/12/2016SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy$18.00 ➝ $20.00N/A
9/30/2016Axiom SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$18.00 ➝ $21.00N/A
9/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$20.00N/A
8/29/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyN/A
8/22/2016Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyN/A
7/28/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetBuy$18.00 ➝ $20.00N/A
7/28/2016UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuy$18.00N/A
7/28/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$19.00N/A
7/26/2016Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$18.00N/A
7/15/2016SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy$15.00 ➝ $18.00N/A
(Data available from 6/23/2016 forward)
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Match Group, Inc. provides dating products worldwide. The company's portfolio of brands includes Tinder, Match, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, Pairs, PlentyOfFish, and OurTime, as well as a various other brands. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
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Today's Range

Now: $161.53
Low: $156.37
High: $162.17

50 Day Range

MA: $145.33
Low: $136.81
High: $161.53

52 Week Range

Now: $161.53
Low: $87.56
High: $174.68


2,018,766 shs

Average Volume

2,393,544 shs

Market Capitalization

$43.66 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Match Group?

The following equities research analysts have issued stock ratings on Match Group in the last twelve months: Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, BTIG Research, Citigroup Inc., Cowen Inc, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., KeyCorp, Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., SunTrust Banks, Inc., Susquehanna, Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., TheStreet, Truist, UBS Group AG, Wedbush, Wells Fargo & Company, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Match Group?

19 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Match Group in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $153.84, suggesting a possible downside of 4.8%. Morgan Stanley has the highest price target set, predicting MTCH will reach $180.00 in the next twelve months. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $86.00 for Match Group in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Match Group?

Match Group currently has 6 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe MTCH will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Match Group.
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How do I contact Match Group's investor relations team?

Match Group's physical mailing address is 8750 NORTH CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY SUITE 1400, DALLAS TX, 75231. The technology company's listed phone number is 214-576-9352 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Match Group is