NYSE:CARS - Cars.com Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $18.00
  • Forecasted Upside: 79.46 %
  • Number of Analysts: 5
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$10.03
▼ -0.05 (-0.50%)

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Analyst Price Target for CARS

Analyst Price Target is $18.00
▲ +79.46% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 5 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Cars.com in the last 3 months. The average price target is $18.00, with a high forecast of $0.00 and a low forecast of $0.00. The average price target represents a 79.46% upside from the last price of $10.03.

This chart shows the closing price for CARS 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 5 contributing investment analysts is to buy stock in Cars.com. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
1/11/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
4/11/2021
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  • 5 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
7/10/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
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10/8/2021
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  • 4 buy ratings
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1/6/2022
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4/6/2022
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  • 3 buy ratings
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6/5/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
7/5/2022

Latest Recommendations

  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/21/2022BTIG ResearchLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$19.00 ➝ $16.00Low
2/2/2022Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralHigh
11/15/2021DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
10/29/2021Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingOutperformMedium
8/27/2021Truist FinancialInitiated CoverageBuy$18.00Low
5/10/2021Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform$16.00 ➝ $25.00High
5/7/2021DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetBuy$16.00 ➝ $18.00Medium
3/1/2021BenchmarkUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$18.00Low
2/22/2021Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Medium
1/25/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$9.50 ➝ $12.50Low
11/10/2020Smith Barney CitigroupBoost Price Target$9.00 ➝ $10.50Medium
11/10/2020DA DavidsonBoost Price 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 Price 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 Price TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $12.00High
2/26/2020CfraLower Price TargetBuy$16.00 ➝ $14.00High
2/25/2020B. RileyLower Price 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 Price TargetBuy$18.00Low
8/6/2019Craig HallumLower Price TargetHold$25.00 ➝ $15.00High
8/6/2019B. RileyLower Price 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
5/6/2019Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$37.50Low
4/17/2019Barrington ResearchSet Price TargetBuy$38.00High
3/18/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$23.00Low
3/5/2019Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
3/4/2019DA DavidsonLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Positive$28.00Low
2/28/2019Craig HallumDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$25.00High
1/22/2019BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$30.00Low
1/17/2019Craig HallumUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$25.75High
1/16/2019DA DavidsonSet Price TargetBuy$31.00High
12/7/2018CitigroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$27.00High
11/13/2018BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
11/12/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
11/5/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
10/4/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyMedium
8/9/2018BenchmarkReiterated RatingHoldMedium
8/6/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
5/30/2018DA DavidsonSet Price TargetBuy$34.00High
5/14/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
5/7/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
5/7/2018BenchmarkReiterated RatingHoldLow
4/4/2018DA DavidsonInitiated CoverageBuy$34.00Medium
3/22/2018BenchmarkInitiated CoverageHold ➝ HoldLow
3/8/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyMedium
3/2/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyHigh
2/18/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$42.50Low
1/31/2018B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$36.00Low
1/5/2018B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$32.00 ➝ $36.00High
12/19/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$32.00Low
11/9/2017B. RileyLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$36.00 ➝ $32.00N/A
11/6/2017Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform$40.00 ➝ $45.00N/A
10/2/2017B. RileyInitiated CoverageBuy$36.00High
9/27/2017B. RileyInitiated CoverageBuy$36.00Medium
9/22/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$36.00High
7/20/2017Craig HallumInitiated CoverageHold$25.00High
(Data available from 7/5/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.52 (Buy)

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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  • 4 very positive mentions
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  • 2 negative mentions
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12/7/2021
  • 3 very positive mentions
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  • 0 negative mentions
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1/6/2022
  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 8 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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2/5/2022
  • 7 very positive mentions
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  • 0 negative mentions
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3/7/2022
  • 2 very positive mentions
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  • 0 negative mentions
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4/6/2022
  • 5 very positive mentions
  • 8 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
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5/6/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
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  • 2 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
6/5/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 5 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
7/5/2022

Current Sentiment

  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 5 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
Cars.com logo
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: $10.03
Low: $9.55
High: $10.06

50 Day Range

MA: $10.03
Low: $8.87
High: $11.69

52 Week Range

Now: $10.03
Low: $8.75
High: $19.09

Volume

547,081 shs

Average Volume

492,227 shs

Market Capitalization

$693.78 million

P/E Ratio

125.39

Dividend Yield

N/A

Beta

1.96

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: Barrington Research, BTIG Research, DA Davidson, Northcoast Research, TheStreet, and Truist Financial Co..
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What is the current price target for Cars.com?

0 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Cars.com in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $18.00, suggesting a possible upside of 79.5%.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Cars.com?

Cars.com currently has 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe CARS will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Cars.com.
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What other companies compete with 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.