Should I buy Bumble stock today?

first_img Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 7th June, 2021 | More on: BMBL Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Edward Sheldon has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Match Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Should I buy Bumble stock today? Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Bumble (NASDAQ: BMBL) stock has been a poor performer in recent months. Since I covered BMBL on 12 February – the day after its Initial Public Offering (IPO) – its share price has fallen from around $70 to $47. That represents a decline of more than 30%.Has this share price weakness created a buying opportunity for me? 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It now expects full-year revenue of between $724m and $734m.It seems the market wasn’t impressed with these results, as Bumble’s share price fell sharply on the day after they were released. The main reason for the share price fall was that some investors thought the company’s guidance was quite cautious.Bumble stock: the bull caseLooking beyond the company’s growth, there are a number of things I like about Bumble stock. One is that the company is led by founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, who launched the Bumble app in 2014. Quite often, founder-led companies turn out to be good long-term investments.Another thing that stands out to me is that there’s been some bullish insider buying recently. Regulatory filings show that on 26 May, Bumble board member Amy Griffin spent approximately $5m on stock. Griffin is the managing partner of G9 Ventures, an early-stage fund that supports small companies. Clearly, she thinks the share price is going higher.Bumble’s valuation also looks more appealing now. When I covered the stock in February, it was sporting a forward-looking price-to-sales ratio of around 18. Today, it’s price-to-sales ratio is about eight. That seems far more reasonable.Finally, Bumble’s short interest is relatively low at present. This is reassuring. It tells us that hedge funds aren’t making massive bets against the company.RisksI do have some concerns about Bumble stock however. One is in relation to the competition it faces. Currently, there are a number of other dating apps including Tinder, Match, and Hinge. In this industry, barriers to entry are quite low and users can be quite fickle.Another concern is that, recently, a number of brokers have lowered their price targets for the stock. On 13 May, there were downgrades from JP Morgan ($60 to $55), Jefferies ($82 to $65) and Evercore ISI ($64 to $53). This isn’t what I want to see in a prospective investment.Bumble stock: my move nowThere are definitely things to like about Bumble stock, in my view. However, weighing everything up, I don’t see it as a strong buy right now. All things considered, I think there are better growth stocks I could buy at the moment. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more