A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) recently:

  • 8/27/2017 – Expedia had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/25/2017 – Expedia was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 8/24/2017 – Expedia was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $140.00.
  • 8/15/2017 – Expedia is now covered by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They set a “buy” rating and a $190.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/9/2017 – Expedia was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/2/2017 – Expedia was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Expedia Inc., is one of the leading online travel companies in the world. The company's second-quarter 2017 results beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both earnings and revenues. Year-to-date, the stock has underperformed the Zacks characterized Electronic Commerce industry. The company's agency business looks good, which is no doubt benefiting from the ETP initiative. However, we think that the increased investments in the business, increasing competition across geographies and discounts offered by larger chain hotels can make margin expansion difficult.”
  • 7/31/2017 – Expedia had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $178.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $155.00.
  • 7/30/2017 – Expedia had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $135.00.
  • 7/30/2017 – Expedia had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/29/2017 – Expedia was given a new $175.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – Expedia had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company.
  • 7/28/2017 – Expedia had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $173.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – Expedia had its price target raised by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from $160.00 to $180.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – Expedia had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $160.00.
  • 7/27/2017 – Expedia was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating.
  • 7/26/2017 – Expedia had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $158.00.
  • 7/25/2017 – Expedia had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $162.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $151.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 7/25/2017 – Expedia was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/21/2017 – Expedia was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $174.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Expedia Inc., is one of the leading online travel companies in the world. The company's first-quarter 2017 loss was narrower-than-expected and revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Year-to-date, the stock has underperformed the Zacks characterized Electronic Commerce industry. The company's agency business looks good, which is no doubt benefiting from the ETP initiative. However, we think that the increased investments in the business, increasing competition across geographies, discounts offered by larger chain hotels and lack of ADR growth in emerging markets can make margin expansion difficult.”
  • 7/19/2017 – Expedia had its price target raised by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. from $150.00 to $175.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Expedia was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Expedia Inc., is one of the leading online travel companies in the world. The company's first-quarter 2017 loss was narrower-than-expected and revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Year-to-date, the stock has underperformed the Zacks characterized Electronic Commerce industry. The company's agency business looks good, which is no doubt benefiting from the ETP initiative. However, we think that the increased investments in the business, increasing competition across geographies, discounts offered by larger chain hotels and lack of ADR growth in emerging markets can make margin expansion difficult.”
  • 7/18/2017 – Expedia had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $135.00.
  • 7/6/2017 – Expedia was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Expedia Inc., is one of the leading online travel companies in the world. The company's first-quarter 2017 loss was narrower-than-expected and revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Year-to-date, the stock has underperformed the Zacks characterized Electronic Commerce industry. The company's agency business looks good, which is no doubt benefiting from the ETP initiative. However, we think that the increased investments in the business, increasing competition across geographies, discounts offered by larger chain hotels and lack of ADR growth in emerging markets can make margin expansion difficult.”
  • 7/5/2017 – Expedia was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $167.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Expedia Inc., is one of the leading online travel companies in the world. The company's first-quarter 2017 loss was narrower-than-expected and revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Year-to-date, the stock has underperformed the Zacks characterized Electronic Commerce industry. The company's agency business looks good, which is no doubt benefiting from the ETP initiative. However, we think that the increased investments in the business, increasing competition across geographies, discounts offered by larger chain hotels and lack of ADR growth in emerging markets can make margin expansion difficult.”
  • 7/5/2017 – Expedia is now covered by analysts at Argus. They set a “buy” rating and a $178.00 price target on the stock.

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ EXPE) opened at 142.53 on Tuesday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $150.80 and a 200-day moving average of $138.80. The firm has a market cap of $21.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 67.07 and a beta of 0.92. Expedia, Inc. has a 52 week low of $105.62 and a 52 week high of $161.00.

Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The online travel company reported $0.89 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.05. Expedia had a return on equity of 10.98% and a net margin of 3.49%. The business had revenue of $2.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.55 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.83 EPS. Expedia’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Expedia, Inc. will post $5.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 24th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 22nd. This is a boost from Expedia’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. Expedia’s dividend payout ratio is 56.87%.

In other news, EVP Mark D. Okerstrom sold 12,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.00, for a total value of $1,875,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 71,248 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,687,200. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sold 86,228 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $154.12, for a total transaction of $13,289,459.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 518,576 shares in the company, valued at approximately $79,922,933.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 146,826 shares of company stock worth $22,359,010 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 20.88% of the company’s stock.

Expedia, Inc is an online travel company. The Company operates through four segments: Core Online Travel Agencies (Core OTA), trivago, Egencia and HomeAway. The Company’s Core OTA segment provides a range of travel and advertising services to its customers across the world, through a range of brands, including Expedia.com and Hotels.com in the United States, and localized Expedia and Hotels.com Websites throughout the world, Orbitz.com, Expedia Affiliate Network, Hotwire.com, Travelocity, Wotif Group, CarRentals.com and Classic Vacations.

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