Why Jefferies Is Pounding the Table on Zillow (Z) Stock


  • Zillow (Z) stock is slipping on Wednesday even after positive analyst coverage.
  • Jefferies boosted its price target for Z stock to $75 per share.
  • It also argues for positive performance from the company over the long term.
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Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) stock is a hot topic on Wednesday as the real estate platform company’s shares get updated coverage from Jefferies analysts.

Jefferies analyst John Colantuoni updated his price target for Z stock from $70 per share to $75 per share. That’s a potential upside of 31.2% over the stock’s prior closing price. It’s also well above the analysts’ consensus price prediction of $58.75 per share.

The Jefferies analyst maintained a “buy” rating for Z stock in this latest coverage. That’s a bullish stance next to the analysts’ consensus rating of hold for shares based on five opinions.

Why the Bull Position on Z Stock?

Here’s what Colantuoni had to say about Zillow in a note to clients obtained by CNBC.

“Z’s product innovations have culminated into an ecosystem of complimentary services that should enhance monetization capabilities and increase penetration of real estate transaction [total addressable market], resulting in meaningful upside to revenue over the long-term. High incremental margins from a largely fixed cost base should result in even more impressive long-term EBITDA upside.”

Despite the praise from Jefferies, shares of Z stock are down 4.9% as of Wednesday morning. Investors will want to check back in on Zillow when it releases its next earnings report on May 1.

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