CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

Provider of information services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States and United Kingdom. Its integrated suite of products offers customers online access to a database of commercial real estate information.

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TMFInnovator (51.56)
Submitted September 24, 2014

Wow...what a competitive advantage!- SCALE: Massive scale advantages and a huge database of RE properties.- NETWORK: Each new listing makes CoStar's database better. LoopNet and Apartments.com acquisitions just make them even stronger.- SWITCHING… More

1HumblePie (< 20)
Submitted June 24, 2009

Costar, a stock that is overvalued, with a software that is overvalued, in a commercial real estate market that is overvalued....well, you get the point.

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Member Avatar thumbsUpFool (92.97) Submitted: 3/12/2015 11:18:08 PM : Underperform Start Price: $192.50 CSGP Score: -21.08

I am not a naysayer or a doomsday predictor. This market is in new territory though, and it WILL come down sooner, rather than later. There are two strong predictors of serious crashes and those are the Shiller PE (CAPE) and Warren Buffet's favorite Mkt Cap to GNP. The CAPE goes back further, so let's look at that. There have only been three times before now that the CAPE (price to last 10 yr avg earnings or "Cyclically Adjusted PE) has soared past 25x. The Great Depression, The Dot Com boom, and the Housing Boom. All three times the market plummeted back down. The average 3 yr annualized return following these peaks averages about -19%. High PE and negative PE stocks will be absolutely obliterated, and this is one of those. I am calculating based on historical averages that the likelihood the crash has already begun is 27%. It's still more in the markets favor than not that the climb will continue, but each month that passes will eventually tip that in the other direction. So where are we going? I don't know, I can only go on history, and history does not always repeat itself exactly the same way. I do know though that I have made many successful stock picks based on books I've read and my personal experiences. History was the sole basis of every one of these books and every one of the decisions I made...When will the drop occur? Again, I don't know, I can only guess based on the averages of the amount of time it has taken in the past. In the Great Depression, after the CAPE reached 25, the crash happened within approx 300 days. The market during the dotcom and housing booms started its decline more than 4 years after reaching 25x. It will most likely be somewhere in between but this is one of only 4 data points so many outcomes are possible. I'm thumbsupfool, why the hell am I giving a thumbs down? Because this is a seriously overvalued time. One of the greatest in US market history.

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Member Avatar Voxer (< 20) Submitted: 9/15/2013 12:19:50 AM : Outperform Start Price: $169.65 CSGP Score: +15.29

Already well above the S&P, CoStar is actively expanding in the US and UK. Its information is being used by almost every major commercial real estate company. It's a back-end company and on the forefront of technology, two components I really like in a stock. Morningstar says it's overvalued, but folks have been saying that about Tesla for months (I really hope that comment doesn't come back to bite me!).

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Member Avatar pcarsten (96.33) Submitted: 2/9/2012 10:03:51 AM : Outperform Start Price: $58.07 CSGP Score: +279.56

As long as the LoopNet merger goes through they should be performing quite well

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BigFred72

BigFred72 (84.40) Score: +694.30

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BigFred72 84.40 3/12/2009 Outperform 3M $25.79 +935.01% +240.71% +694.30 0 Comment
cdriver 61.58 2/5/2009 Outperform 5Y $29.48 +805.46% +198.36% +607.10 0 Comment
dontrememstrat 87.45 4/20/2009 Outperform 5Y $33.01 +708.63% +187.19% +521.44 0 Comment
Wickedation < 20 7/22/2009 Outperform 5Y $36.50 +631.32% +157.22% +474.10 0 Comment
1st2 74.04 1/8/2009 Outperform NS $36.03 +640.85% +173.73% +467.13 0 Comment
jonahpsmith 65.35 2/25/2008 Outperform NS $41.14 +548.83% +85.78% +463.06 0 Comment
bigdaddyderek 95.88 7/20/2010 Outperform 5Y $39.76 +571.35% +125.52% +445.84 0 Comment
jws4201 < 20 4/22/2008 Outperform 1Y $44.20 +503.91% +83.92% +419.99 0 Comment
plindenbaum 44.60 4/2/2008 Outperform NS $44.90 +494.50% +83.69% +410.81 0 Comment
EMerckx69 44.03 4/2/2008 Outperform 1Y $44.90 +494.50% +83.69% +410.81 0 Comment

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TrackJPMorgan 88.99 11/10/2014 Outperform NS $160.65 +66.15% +19.54% +46.61 0 Comment
TrackBRileyandCo 86.60 4/22/2014 Outperform NS $172.53 +54.72% +29.86% +24.86 0 Comment
trackstephensinc 53.96 11/26/2012 Outperform NS $86.70 +207.88% +72.86% +135.02 0 Comment
TrackNeedham 93.04 4/28/2011 Outperform NS $61.00 +337.59% +79.52% +258.07 0 Comment
TrackDeutscheSec 87.93 2/20/2009 Underperform NS $27.95 +855.03% +222.57% -632.46 0 Comment
TrackFerrisBaker < 20 2/15/2008 Outperform NS $39.10 +75.09% +2.55% +72.54 4/17/2012 @ $68.46 0 Comment
TrackJMP 86.48 2/15/2008 Outperform NS $37.25 +616.59% +88.32% +528.27 0 Comment
TrackRonBaron 79.02 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $53.45 +399.40% +66.95% +332.45 1 Comment
TrackNeedham 93.04 8/24/2007 Outperform NS $55.86 +12.60% -9.25% +21.86 3/31/2011 @ $62.90 0 Comment
TrackMatrix < 20 9/7/2006 Underperform NS $38.86 +76.17% +6.08% -70.09 4/17/2012 @ $68.46 0 Comment

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