Media headlines about Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Expedia earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the online travel company an impact score of 46.1606214239737 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Expedia unveils new corporate name (travelmole.com)
- ACCC lets Expedia and Booking.com duopoly off the hook again (michaelwest.com.au)
- Expedia (EXPE) versus Daseke (DSKE) Head to Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hot Stock That Must Be in Your Portfolio – Expedia Group, (NASDAQ: EXPE) (stocksnewstimes.com)
- How To Get 90 Percent Off Expedia Hotels This Weekend If You’re Planning A Trip (elitedaily.com)
Several analysts have recently weighed in on EXPE shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Expedia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Vetr lowered Expedia from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $140.63 price objective on the stock. in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Bank of America raised Expedia from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. SunTrust Banks lifted their price objective on Expedia to $180.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $132.00 price objective on Expedia and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Fourteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have given a buy rating to the stock. Expedia currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $145.08.
EXPE traded down $1.60 during trading on Friday, hitting $109.77. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,580,679 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,748,498. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 0.70. Expedia has a 12 month low of $98.52 and a 12 month high of $161.00. The company has a market cap of $16,909.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.51, a PEG ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.04.
Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The online travel company reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.15 by ($0.31). Expedia had a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 9.66%. The business had revenue of $2.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.35 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Expedia will post 3.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 8th were given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 7th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.09%. Expedia’s payout ratio is 32.26%.
Expedia Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Core OTA, Trivago, HomeAway, and Egencia segments. The company facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transactions.
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