Rossmore Private Capital boosted its stake in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) by 142.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 255 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the quarter. Rossmore Private Capital’s holdings in Booking were worth $343,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Total Clarity Wealth Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Booking in the 4th quarter worth approximately $25,000. Savior LLC purchased a new stake in Booking during the fourth quarter valued at $27,000. CNB Bank purchased a new stake in Booking during the fourth quarter valued at $29,000. State of Michigan Retirement System grew its holdings in Booking by 32.2% during the first quarter. State of Michigan Retirement System now owns 38,510 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $29,000 after purchasing an additional 9,385 shares during the period. Finally, IndexIQ Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Booking during the fourth quarter valued at about $31,000. 92.25% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on BKNG shares. Susquehanna Bancshares dropped their price target on Booking from $2,250.00 to $1,700.00 in a research note on Monday, May 11th. Raymond James reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Booking in a research note on Friday, February 21st. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $1,750.00 price target (down previously from $2,000.00) on shares of Booking in a research note on Tuesday, May 5th. Wedbush lowered their price objective on Booking from $2,000.00 to $1,750.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 27th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Booking from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 6th. Eighteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $1,730.96.

NASDAQ BKNG traded up $1.80 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $1,384.31. 602,494 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 620,008. The company has a market cap of $58.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 1.03. Booking Holdings Inc. has a 12-month low of $1,107.29 and a 12-month high of $2,094.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $1,382.85 and a 200 day moving average of $1,753.21. The company has a quick ratio of 2.24, a current ratio of 2.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35.

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 7th. The business services provider reported $3.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $6.12 by ($2.35). The firm had revenue of $2.29 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.19 billion. Booking had a return on equity of 78.22% and a net margin of 23.43%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 19.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $11.17 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Booking Holdings Inc. will post 36.94 earnings per share for the current year.

Booking Company Profile

Booking Holdings Inc, formerly The Priceline Group Inc, is a provider of travel and restaurant online reservation and related services. The Company, through its online travel companies (OTCs), connects consumers wishing to make travel reservations with providers of travel services across the world. It offers consumers an array of accommodation reservations (including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, apartments, vacation rentals and other properties) through its Booking.com, priceline.com and agoda.com brands.

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