UPDATE: Citi Downgrades TalkSpace (TALK) to Neutral

November 16, 2021 4:57 AM EST
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Price: $1.74 +2.35%

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(Updated - November 16, 2021 5:47 AM EST)

Citi analyst Daniel Grosslight downgraded TalkSpace (NASDAQ: TALK) from Buy to Neutral with a price target of $3.50 (from $7.00).

The analyst comments "We are downgrading TALK to Neutral/High Risk and decreasing our PT from $7 to $3.50 after a difficult 3Q earnings print and mgmt. shakeup. While the issues this quarter were easily diagnosed (retention issues, product delays, billing difficulties, low utilization rates, high provider/marketing expense), we do not think they will be easily remedied. This is exacerbated by mgmt. attrition (Co-Founders Orin and Roni Frank are exiting) and lack of FY21 guidance. Our follow-up conversation with TALK did give us incremental confidence in the current mgmt. team; however, we believe it will take some time for a new CEO to the right the ship. In the meantime, competitive intensity should only increase, and execution uncertainty will likely keep TALK in the doldrums for some time."

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Shares of TalkSpace closed at $3.39 yesterday.


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