Analysts Say Buy These 5 Stocks Despite Earnings Miss

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In this article, we discuss the 5 stocks that analysts recommend buying despite their earnings miss. If you want to read about some more stocks that analysts recommend buying, go directly to Analysts Say Buy These 10 Stocks Despite Earnings Miss.

5. Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 66 

Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB) operates an online travel platform. The company reported earnings for the second quarter of 2022 on August 2, posting earnings per share of $0.56, beating analyst expectations by $0.13. The revenue over the period was $2.1 billion, up more than 56% compared to the revenue over the same period last year but missing market estimates by $10 million. The company also announced a share repurchase program worth around $2 billion. 

On August 3, Needham analyst Bernie McTernan maintained a Buy rating on Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB) stock and lowered the price target to $150 from $220, noting the earnings of the firm allowed for continued investment for growth and authorization of a buyback. 

Among the hedge funds being tracked by Insider Monkey, Chicago-based investment firm Citadel Investment Group is a leading shareholder in Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB), with 3.3 million shares worth more than $575 million.

In its Q3 2021 investor letter, Tollymore Investment Partners, an asset management firm, highlighted a few stocks and Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB) was one of them. Here is what the fund said:

“Today disruptors are not typically seeking to replace incumbents entirely. Rather, they break the links in the customer journey, in doing so better aligning monetisation with value creation and minimising externalities. For example, Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB) broke the link between staying in residential property and owning it. Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABNB) is a specific example of a business model innovation which separated asset use from ownership. This is hardly a novel idea; it’s called renting. Rental models lend themselves to assets which are expensive and durable, and where usage is infrequent.”

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