TRUECAR, INC. (NASDAQ:TRUE) stock is currently pricing at roughly $17.52. Our analysis shows that the stock is widely covered by equity research firms, and target prices are revealing. From a summary standpoint, we track the median one-year price target among 11 analysts covering the company at $17.00. That suggests shares of the stock may have another -3 percent to the upside left to run. Of those analysts we surveyed, the highest price target on recordsits at $20.00, which would imply another 86 percent in upside potential. If we look for a little more qualitative data on the range of expectations, we find in analyst notes that the stock has 0 “Buy” ratings in place. At the same time, 0 rate the stock a “strong buy”, suggesting more conviction in the story. As for the doubters, 0 equity research analyst firms call this stock a “Hold” and 0 consider it bad enough to warrant a “Sell” rating.

Analysts at RBC Capital Mkts took a look at TRUE shares in a research note released on Feb 06, 2017, and issued a Outperform rating to this company. JMP Securities analysts provided their own take on company recently as well. In a research note published on Jan 09, 2017,the house assigned a Mkt Outperform rating to this stock. According to a piece that hit the wires on Nov 04, 2016, researchers at Craig Hallum reconsidered their prior rating on the stock, and upped it from Hold Perform to Buy.

TRUECAR, INC. (TRUE) Cap Table Analysis

Breaking down the capitalization table is our next goal. From a bird’s eye view, Executives hold 6.00 percent of the stock.

If we take a more granular look, Mr. Scott Painter is one of the largest owners in company capital stock among insiders. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, this investor owns 2,040,476 shares, representing a total current market value of roughly $35749139.52. Mr. Bernard Brenner is another major player among company insiders, currently holding 417,720 shares as of 0.47%, carrying a current market value of $7318454.4. Mr. Michael Guthrie is currently ranked as the number three insider in terms of representation on the cap table for the stock, holding 393,068 shares, valued at around $6886551.36 as of recent close.

We noted a few insider transactions for the stock recently as well.

In a transaction on 2017-03-02, the company’s EVP, Chief Marketing Officer Gunsagar Neeraj sold 25,571 company shares for 375890. That means, once accounting for this transaction, the EVP, Chief Marketing Officer is left with a stake of 315,181 shares, carrying a current total market value of $5521971. In addition, by means of a transaction dated 2016-11-23, Director Buce Robert sold 40,100 shares worth $505660. After that transaction, this investor is left with a total holding of 253,967 shares, representing a total investment value of $4449501.84. We also noted a 2016-11-22 transaction in which TRUE EVP, Dealer Sales & Service Skutta Brian sold 4,081 shares at a stock price of $12.81, carrying a total value of $52280, after which, this insider’s investment stands at 98,438 shares, with an overall financial value of $1724634.


In the company’s last quarter, TRUE EPS moved to $ from $ compared sequentially with the prior quarter. Revenues for the company came in at $M. This stacks up against $M, on a sequential basis.

How does this compare with bottom and top-line expectations? Well, according to what we could find, analysts had been looking for the company to post net income of about $ per share on $M in revenue. That sets up an interesting next quarter report card. We would note that analysts seem to be projecting earnings, on average, for this quarter in the range of $-0.05 to $0.04. On a year-over-year basis, that compares with an EPS comp of $.

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