Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE) had its target price lifted by Credit Suisse Group from $145.00 to $150.00 in a research note published on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on EXPE. Evercore ISI started coverage on shares of Expedia Group in a research report on Monday, October 15th. They issued an outperform rating and a $140.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks reissued a buy rating and issued a $180.00 price target on shares of Expedia Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Expedia Group from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $133.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Oppenheimer set a $155.00 price target on shares of Expedia Group and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Cowen set a $135.00 price target on shares of Expedia Group and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-one have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Expedia Group has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $145.11.

Shares of EXPE opened at $130.80 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $19.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 0.64. Expedia Group has a twelve month low of $98.52 and a twelve month high of $139.77.

Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The online travel company reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.50. The firm had revenue of $2.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.55 billion. Expedia Group had a net margin of 3.62% and a return on equity of 12.96%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.84 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Expedia Group will post 5.49 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 7th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.98%. Expedia Group’s payout ratio is currently 26.61%.

In other news, insider Lance A. Soliday sold 1,749 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $116.70, for a total transaction of $204,108.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 6,393 shares in the company, valued at approximately $746,063.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Dara Khosrowshahi sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.17, for a total value of $6,258,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 462,910 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $57,942,444.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 55,030 shares of company stock valued at $6,853,966 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 20.96% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Optimum Investment Advisors grew its position in shares of Expedia Group by 8.4% during the 4th quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors now owns 1,290 shares of the online travel company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Westpac Banking Corp grew its position in shares of Expedia Group by 0.3% during the 4th quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 39,603 shares of the online travel company’s stock worth $4,461,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. grew its position in shares of Expedia Group by 47.5% during the 4th quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 419 shares of the online travel company’s stock worth $47,000 after buying an additional 135 shares during the period. ETF Managers Group LLC grew its position in shares of Expedia Group by 15.6% during the 4th quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC now owns 1,177 shares of the online travel company’s stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 159 shares during the period. Finally, Telemus Capital LLC grew its position in shares of Expedia Group by 3.5% during the 4th quarter. Telemus Capital LLC now owns 4,723 shares of the online travel company’s stock worth $532,000 after buying an additional 161 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 80.65% of the company’s stock.

About Expedia Group

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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