Shares of CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) experienced a significant drop of 7.7% today, reaching a six-month low. This downturn followed the real estate marketplace provider's third-quarter revenue results, which fell short of expectations. Furthermore, CoStar Group Inc. revised its full-year outlook due to the current state of the property market.

Revenue Misses Consensus Estimate

Despite a commendable 12.2% increase in revenue to $624.7 million, CoStar Group Inc.'s third-quarter performance failed to meet the FactSet consensus estimate of $625.7 million.

Full-Year Outlook Revised Downwards

The company modified its full-year revenue projections to a range of $2.445 billion to $2.450 billion, lower than the previous expectation of $2.45 billion to $2.46 billion.

Stable Earnings per Share

CoStar Group Inc. reported adjusted earnings per share of 30 cents for the third quarter, signaling stability as it matched the figure from a year ago. This result also exceeded the FactSet consensus estimate of 29 cents.

CEO's Perspective on Challenging Market Conditions

Chief Executive Andy Florence acknowledged the difficulties imposed by "one of the worst property markets in decades," primarily driven by rising prices and mortgage rates. Florence emphasized that such circumstances have led to affordability levels reaching their lowest point since July of 1985.

Stock Performance

The decline in CoStar Group Inc.'s stock price today made it the fourth-worst performer in the S&P 500 index, with a decline of 1.04%. Over the past three months, the stock has endured a substantial decrease of 25.4%, while the S&P 500 has seen a decline of 7.9%.

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