Analyst Upside Underscores Impressive Expected Growth for The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEET)

The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEET) has been recommended as a long term growth stock according to analysts at Beta Research.  With their stock price currently trading around $3.50, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 15.50% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 34.60% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Many investors rely on technical analysis when making market decisions. Technical analysis enables investors to examine previous market activity to try and predict future stock price movement. Stock prices often move in trends that can be observed. A trend may remain in place until a specific technical line is breached. Many traders will develop strategies based on defined trends. Some investors will develop opposite strategies that tend to go against the trend. Many technical chart watchers are interested in finding patterns that may repeat in the future. Repetitive price movements have been studied for a long time. Investors may choose to develop highly complex systems for trading equities, while others may choose to follow simple trend lines to identify entry and exit points. Mastering the art of technical analysis may take a long time. Developing technical skills may be a very useful tool for the investor to add to the kit. 

Long-term growth (LTG) is an investing strategy where a stock will (hopefully) grow in value for a relatively long period of time.  Long-term growth should be considered to be a relative term, due to different styles and goals of investors, but the endgame is the same. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEET)’s stock was -24.41%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 0.29%, -31.10% over the last quarter, and  -39.76% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, The Meet Group, Inc.’s stock is -40.58% off of the high and 14.75% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -44.18% (High), 14.75%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $7.25 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 1.60 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

Traders often key in on technical support and resistance levels when undertaking stock analysis. These levels can play an important role on a day to day basis. Many traders and investors will carefully monitor different support and resistance levels in order to gauge stock price movement. Investors may also be tracking stock price momentum. Sometimes investors may be hesitant to jump into the market after it has consistently kept heading higher over a sustained period of time. However, there may also be ample evidence that the market may just keep going higher. Markets that make new highs may have the ability to make even higher highs, thus leading to further gains. Often times, investors may be looking at technical indicators to help define trend conditions. Generally speaking, strong momentum is typically spotted near the beginning of a trend. On the flip side, momentum tends to be weaker as the trend is ending and possibly about to reverse direction.