• Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $24.00
  • Forecasted Upside: 28.69%
  • Number of Analysts: 4
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$18.65
▲ +0.16 (0.87%)

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Analyst Price Target for CARS

Analyst Price Target is $24.00
▲ +28.69% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 4 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Cars.com in the last 3 months. The average price target is $24.00, with a high forecast of $26.00 and a low forecast of $20.00. The average price target represents a 28.69% upside from the last price of $18.65.

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Current Consensus is Moderate Buy

The current consensus among 4 polled investment analysts is to moderate buy stock in Cars.com. This Moderate Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
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12/2/2022
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3/2/2023
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5/31/2023
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8/29/2023
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11/27/2023
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2/25/2024
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4/25/2024
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5/25/2024

Latest Recommendations

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Display Ratings By
DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/6/2024Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$25.00 ➝ $25.00Low
2/22/2024Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$25.00Low
10/16/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$24.00 ➝ $25.00Low
9/15/2023UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$20.00Low
8/4/2023Craig HallumBoost Target$22.00 ➝ $24.00Low
7/19/2023B. RileyInitiated CoverageBuy$26.00Low
6/27/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageOverweight$23.00Low
2/24/2023DA DavidsonBoost TargetBuy$17.50 ➝ $23.25Low
2/24/2023Craig HallumBoost TargetBuy$17.00 ➝ $24.00Low
2/24/2023BTIG ResearchBoost TargetBuy$20.00 ➝ $23.00Low
11/4/2022DA DavidsonLower TargetBuy$18.00 ➝ $17.50Low
8/9/2022DA DavidsonLower Target$18.00N/A
8/9/2022BTIG ResearchBoost Target$18.00N/A
6/21/2022BTIG ResearchLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$19.00 ➝ $16.00Low
2/2/2022Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralHigh
11/15/2021DA DavidsonBoost TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
10/29/2021Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingOutperformMedium
8/27/2021Truist FinancialInitiated CoverageBuy$18.00Low
5/10/2021Barrington ResearchBoost TargetOutperform$16.00 ➝ $25.00High
5/7/2021DA DavidsonBoost TargetBuy$16.00 ➝ $18.00Medium
3/1/2021BenchmarkUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$18.00Low
2/22/2021Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Medium
1/25/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetNeutral$9.50 ➝ $12.50Low
11/10/2020Smith Barney CitigroupBoost Target$9.00 ➝ $10.50Medium
11/10/2020DA DavidsonBoost TargetBuy$10.25 ➝ $13.00Medium
10/15/2020B. RileyUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
10/15/2020Craig HallumUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$12.00 ➝ $14.00High
7/27/2020Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Medium
7/9/2020BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$10.00High
6/19/2020B. RileyInitiated CoverageHold$7.50Low
5/8/2020CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$8.00Low
5/6/2020Craig HallumDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$8.00High
5/5/2020B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Neutral$13.00 ➝ $5.25High
5/4/2020Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Low
3/30/2020CitigroupLower TargetBuy$12.00 ➝ $8.00High
3/24/2020Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$16.00High
3/9/2020BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$10.00High
3/5/2020DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
2/28/2020CitigroupLower TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $12.00High
2/26/2020CfraLower TargetBuy$16.00 ➝ $14.00High
2/25/2020B. RileyLower TargetBuy$18.00 ➝ $13.00High
11/6/2019Barrington ResearchUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformMedium
11/6/2019CfraUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
10/9/2019Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingHoldLow
9/16/2019Craig HallumUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$15.00Medium
9/13/2019B. RileySet TargetBuy$18.00Low
8/6/2019Craig HallumLower TargetHold$25.00 ➝ $15.00High
8/6/2019B. RileyLower TargetBuy$31.00 ➝ $18.00High
8/6/2019Barrington ResearchDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformHigh
8/6/2019DA DavidsonDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
8/6/2019CitigroupReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$27.00 ➝ $19.00High
8/5/2019BTIG ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
7/2/2019CitigroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$24.00High
(Data available from 5/25/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

-0.08 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 14 very positive mentions
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10/28/2023
  • 17 very positive mentions
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  • 49 negative mentions
  • 26 very negative mentions
11/27/2023
  • 25 very positive mentions
  • 148 positive mentions
  • 58 negative mentions
  • 38 very negative mentions
12/27/2023
  • 27 very positive mentions
  • 169 positive mentions
  • 57 negative mentions
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1/26/2024
  • 37 very positive mentions
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  • 61 negative mentions
  • 28 very negative mentions
2/25/2024
  • 29 very positive mentions
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  • 50 negative mentions
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3/26/2024
  • 31 very positive mentions
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  • 72 negative mentions
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4/25/2024
  • 34 very positive mentions
  • 160 positive mentions
  • 68 negative mentions
  • 31 very negative mentions
5/25/2024

Current Sentiment

  • 34 very positive mentions
  • 160 positive mentions
  • 68 negative mentions
  • 31 very negative mentions

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Cars.com Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital automotive marketplace that connects local car dealers to consumers in the United States. The company offers a suite of digital solutions that creates connections between individuals researching cars or looking to purchase a car with car dealerships and automotive original equipment manufacturers. It also sells online subscription advertising products to car dealerships by its direct sales force, as well as through its affiliate sales channel. In addition, the company sells display advertising to national advertisers. Further, it offers online automotive marketplace service that connects buyers and sellers through Cars.com, Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com, PickupTrucks.com, DealerInspire.com, and LaunchDigitalMarketing.com Websites. Its platform hosts approximately 4.9 million new and used vehicle listings and serves approximately 20,000 franchise and independent car dealers. Cars.com Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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Today's Range

Now: $18.65
Low: $18.45
High: $18.69

50 Day Range

MA: $17.22
Low: $16.08
High: $18.65

52 Week Range

Now: $18.65
Low: $14.82
High: $22.84

Volume

460,441 shs

Average Volume

425,601 shs

Market Capitalization

$1.23 billion

P/E Ratio

11.88

Dividend Yield

N/A

Beta

2.05

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Cars.com?

The following Wall Street sell-side analysts have issued research reports on Cars.com in the last year: B. Riley, Barrington Research, Craig Hallum, JPMorgan Chase & Co., TheStreet, and UBS Group AG.
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What is the current price target for Cars.com?

5 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Cars.com in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $24.00, suggesting a possible upside of 28.7%. B. Riley has the highest price target set, predicting CARS will reach $26.00 in the next twelve months. UBS Group AG has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $20.00 for Cars.com in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Cars.com?

Cars.com currently has 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Moderate Buy."
View the latest ratings for CARS.

What other companies compete with Cars.com?

Other companies that are similar to Cars.com include StoneCo, PagSeguro Digital, Clarivate, Five9 and Autohome. Learn More about companies similar to Cars.com.

How do I contact Cars.com's investor relations team?

Cars.com's physical mailing address is 300 S. RIVERSIDE PLAZA SUITE 1000, CHICAGO IL, 60606. The company's listed phone number is 312-601-5000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected]. The official website for Cars.com is www.cars.com. Learn More about contacing Cars.com investor relations.