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For these 3 stocks, JPMorgan raises price targets and forecasts growth

David Boulder
8. 5. 2024
4 min read

JPMorgan's increase in price targets for three selected stocks has sparked a wave of interest among investors. Why is JPMorgan so optimistic about these particular companies? We take a look at the key aspects contributing to this optimism - from technology in the streaming world, to innovation in financial services, to revolutionary approaches in the chemical industry.

We'll take a closer look at how these businesses are overcoming market challenges and setting themselves up for future growth and prosperity, as well as what these positive reviews mean for us as investors.

Spotify $SPOT+0.6%

Spotify, a globally recognized streaming platform, recently saw a significant increase in its price target, which JPMorgan raised from $320 to $365. This decision was motivated by Spotify's remarkable first quarter results, during which it reported strong growth across all key financial metrics. The focus was on gross marginwhich improved to 27.2% compared to 25.5% in the same period last year, driven by more efficient cost management and growth in advertising revenue. Total revenue increased by 20% to $3.9 billion.

SPOT
$300.51 $1.75 +0.59%
Fair Price: $321.85
Dnvlatkc: 64.12%
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In the first quarter of 2024, the number of active users increased 19% to 615 million and the number of subscribers increased 14% to 239 million. This growth is an example of the company's successful expansion and its efforts to increase the value offered to its users. Spotify also plans to increase monthly prices of its audio subscriptions in key markets by $2, which should help to further boost revenues.

SPOT
$300.51 $1.75 +0.59%
Target Price
179.69 (-40.20% Downside)

The company continues to evolve and improve its recommendation algorithms content, increasing user satisfaction and encouraging longer listening times. With these innovations and improved advertising strategies, Spotify expects significant growth in operating income and free cash flow. Analysts predict that these moves will allow the company to maintain its competitive advantage and strengthen its position in the digital music streaming space.

LendingTree $TREE-2.5%

LendingTree, the leading online platform for for comparing financial products, is showing weaker results in its financial performance in the first quarter of 2024. However, the company has seen a significant increase in its price target from JPMorgan from $38 to $53. In the first quarter of the year, the company generated revenue of $167.8 million, which, while down 16.3% year-over-year, still beat analyst estimates by $4.7 million. Earnings per share for the period were 70 cents, 34 cents more than expected, reflecting effective management cost management and strong operational efficiency.

In addition, the company has revised its full-year outlook, reflecting an optimistic view of its future performance. LendingTree expects its full-year revenue to reach a new range of $690 million to $720 million, which is an increase of 5% from previous estimates. This revision is supported by strong growth in demand for their services, indicating that LendingTree is effectively responding to the changing consumer needs.

TREE
$43.06 -$1.09 -2.47%

For the second quarter of 2024, the company projects its revenue to reach between $175 million and $190 million, which would also surpass market expectations set at $166.8 million. These positive forecasts demonstrate LendingTree's strong market position and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing financial sector. With its technology platform and broad offering of financial products, the company maintains a competitive edge and attracts new users at a time when online access to financial services is increasingly important.

Dow Inc. $DOW-1.2%

Dow Inc., one of the world's leading chemical companies, maintains a strong market position in 2024 despite fluctuations in total revenues, which totaled $10.7 billion in the first quarter. This slight decrease of 9% compared to the previous year is mainly attributable to fluctuations in raw material prices and global supply chains. However, the company reported a net profit of $513 million, representing a significant increase compared to a loss of $108 million This reflects effective cost management and improved operational efficiency.

DOW

Dow Inc.

DOW
$56.92 -$0.68 -1.18%
Fair Price: $35.53
Scvhxx: 84.91%
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In the first quarter of 2024, Dow Inc. achieved earnings per share of 56 cents, beating analyst estimates by 11 cents, demonstrating the company's profitability even in challenging conditions. Notably, Dow Inc. is focused on maintaining shareholder returns, having paid out $493 million in dividends in the first quarter and realized share repurchases worth nearly $200 million, contributing to an overall increase in value for investors.

DOW

Dow Inc.

DOW
$56.92 -$0.68 -1.18%
Target Price
62.94 (+10.58% Upside)

Dow Inc.'s outlook for the future remains optimistic, with expectations of growth due to stabilizing oil prices and improving global economic conditions. JPMorgan, which recently raised its price target for the company's stock from $55 to $61, stresses that Dow is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in growth markets and to expand its product portfolio.

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