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

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $11.50
  • Forecasted Upside: -10.23 %
  • Number of Analysts: 7
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 6 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$12.81
▲ +0.13 (1.03%)
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Analyst Price Target for CARS

i We calculate consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). Our consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. Our consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
$11.50
▼ -10.23% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 7 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Cars.com in the last 3 months. The average price target is $11.50, with a high forecast of $16.00 and a low forecast of $7.50. The average price target represents a -10.23% upside from the last price of $12.81.
Buy
The current consensus among 7 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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7/30/2019
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10/28/2019
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1/26/2020
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4/25/2020
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7/24/2020
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10/22/2020
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12/21/2020
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Latest Recommendations

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

DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/10/2020Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon RussellBoost Price Target$9.00 ➝ $10.50Low
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11/10/2020Smith Barney CitigroupBoost Price Target$9.00 ➝ $10.50Medium
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11/10/2020DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetBuy$10.25 ➝ $13.00Medium
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10/15/2020B. RileyUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
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Rating by L. Krowl at B. Riley
10/15/2020Craig HallumUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$12.00 ➝ $14.00High
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Rating by Steven Dyer at Craig Hallum
7/27/2020Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Medium
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7/9/2020BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$10.00High
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6/19/2020B. RileyInitiated CoverageHold$7.50Low
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Rating by Lee Krowl at B. Riley
5/8/2020CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$8.00Low
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5/6/2020Craig HallumDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$8.00High
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5/5/2020B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Neutral$13.00 ➝ $5.25High
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Rating by Lee Krowl at B. Riley
5/4/2020Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Low
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Rating by G. Prestopino at Barrington Research
3/30/2020CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy$12.00 ➝ $8.00High
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3/24/2020Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$16.00High
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Rating by G. Prestopino at Barrington Research
3/9/2020BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$10.00High
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3/5/2020DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
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2/28/2020CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $12.00High
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2/26/2020CfraLower Price TargetBuy$16.00 ➝ $14.00High
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2/25/2020B. RileyLower Price TargetBuy$18.00 ➝ $13.00High
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Rating by Lee Krowl at B. Riley
11/6/2019Barrington ResearchUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformMedium
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
11/6/2019CfraUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
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10/9/2019Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingHoldLow
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
9/16/2019Craig HallumUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$15.00Medium
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9/13/2019B. RileySet Price TargetBuy$18.00Low
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Rating by Lee Krowl at B. Riley
8/6/2019Craig HallumLower Price TargetHold$25.00 ➝ $15.00High
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Rating by Steven Dyer at Craig Hallum
8/6/2019B. RileyLower Price TargetBuy$31.00 ➝ $18.00High
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8/6/2019Barrington ResearchDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformHigh
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
8/6/2019DA DavidsonDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
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Rating by T. White at DA Davidson
8/6/2019CitigroupReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$27.00 ➝ $19.00High
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8/5/2019BTIG ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
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7/2/2019CitigroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$24.00High
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5/6/2019Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$37.50Low
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
4/17/2019Barrington ResearchSet Price TargetBuy$38.00High
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
3/18/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$23.00Low
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3/5/2019Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
3/4/2019DA DavidsonLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Positive$28.00Low
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Rating by Tom White at DA Davidson
2/28/2019Craig HallumDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$25.00High
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1/22/2019BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$30.00Low
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Rating by Marvin Fong at BTIG Research
1/17/2019Craig HallumUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$25.75High
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1/16/2019DA DavidsonSet Price TargetBuy$31.00High
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Rating by Tom White at DA Davidson
12/7/2018CitigroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$27.00High
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11/13/2018BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
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Rating by Marvin Fong at BTIG Research
11/12/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
11/5/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
10/4/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyMedium
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
8/9/2018BenchmarkReiterated RatingHoldMedium
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8/6/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
5/30/2018DA DavidsonSet Price TargetBuy$34.00High
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Rating by Tom White at DA Davidson
5/14/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
5/7/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
5/7/2018BenchmarkReiterated RatingHoldLow
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4/4/2018DA DavidsonInitiated CoverageBuy$34.00Medium
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Rating by T. White at DA Davidson
3/22/2018BenchmarkInitiated CoverageHold ➝ HoldLow
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3/8/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyMedium
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Rating by Gary Prestopino at Barrington Research
3/2/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuyHigh
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2/18/2018Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$42.50Low
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1/31/2018B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$36.00Low
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1/5/2018B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$32.00 ➝ $36.00High
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12/19/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$32.00Low
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11/9/2017B. RileyLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$36.00 ➝ $32.00N/A
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Rating by S. Sinha at B. Riley
11/6/2017Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform$40.00 ➝ $45.00N/A
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10/2/2017B. RileyInitiated CoverageBuy$36.00High
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Rating by S. Sinha at B. Riley
9/27/2017B. RileyInitiated CoverageBuy$36.00Medium
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Rating by S. Sinha at B. Riley
9/22/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$36.00High
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Rating by S. Sinha at B. Riley
7/20/2017Craig HallumInitiated CoverageHold$25.00High
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6/6/2017Barrington ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperform ➝ OutperformHigh
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(Data available from 1/20/2016 forward)
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: $12.81
$12.52
$13.00

50 Day Range

MA: $11.93
$10.97
$13.37

52 Week Range

Now: $12.81
$3.25
$13.47

Volume

342,974 shs

Average Volume

481,144 shs

Market Capitalization

$863.21 million

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

N/A

Beta

2.41

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, BTIG Research, Cfra, Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell, Craig Hallum, DA Davidson, Smith Barney Citigroup, and Zacks Investment Research.

What is the current price target for Cars.com?

9 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Cars.com in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $11.50, suggesting a possible downside of 9.3%. Barrington Research has the highest price target set, predicting CARS will reach $16.00 in the next twelve months. B. Riley has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $7.50 for Cars.com in the next year.

What is the current consensus analyst rating for Cars.com?

Cars.com currently has 1 hold rating and 6 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.

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 khamid@cars.com. The official website for Cars.com is www.cars.com.