Bumble (BMBL) Stock Pops as Elliott Builds a Stake in Rival Match


  • Bumble (BMBL) stock is rising on news of an investment in rival Match (MTCH)
  • Elliott Investment Management has taken a $1 billion stake in the company.
  • This has investors hoping that means a return of interest in dating apps.
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Bumble (NASDAQ:BMBL) stock is getting a boost on Tuesday following news of activist investor Elliott Investment Management taking a stake in one of its rivals.

A new report reveals that Elliott has built up a $1 billion stake in Bumble rival Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH). Insiders claim that the increased stake in the dating app provider will see the activist investor push for changes to improve the price of MTCH stock.

Interest in dating apps has been waning over the years. The problem started when Covid-19 lockdowns kept many people from making use of dating services. Then rising inflation in 2023 resulted in fewer people spending money on subscription services for dating apps.

What This Means for BMBL Stock

Elliott taking a large stake in Match has investors wondering whether interest in dating apps isn’t on the rise. If so, this investment could be a sign that the firm expects users to return to dating services.

If that’s true, it could be good news for Bumble, considering its outlook for the fourth quarter of 2023 failed to impress investors. That means traders may want to keep an eye on the company in 2024 as it tries to regain lost ground.

BMBL stock is up 5.2% as of Tuesday morning while MTCH stock is up 4%.

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