Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) CEO Gillian Tans sold 606 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,778.60, for a total value of $1,077,831.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Gillian Tans also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, April 15th, Gillian Tans sold 321 shares of Booking stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,834.00, for a total value of $588,714.00.
  • On Friday, March 15th, Gillian Tans sold 321 shares of Booking stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,751.79, for a total value of $562,324.59.

Shares of NASDAQ BKNG opened at $1,787.29 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34. Booking Holdings Inc. has a one year low of $1,606.27 and a one year high of $2,162.91. The stock has a market capitalization of $77.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.30, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.04.

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The business services provider reported $11.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $11.26 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $2.84 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.93 billion. Booking had a return on equity of 48.32% and a net margin of 28.79%. The business’s revenue was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $12.34 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Booking Holdings Inc. will post 100.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Ascendiant Capital Markets set a $2,000.00 price target on Booking and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 14th. Mizuho dropped their price target on Booking from $2,130.00 to $2,050.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 10th. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Booking from $1,900.00 to $1,950.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, May 10th. UBS Group lowered their target price on Booking from $2,000.00 to $1,960.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $2,250.00 target price (up previously from $2,235.00) on shares of Booking in a research note on Friday, May 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. Booking has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $2,069.41.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Guidant Wealth Advisors bought a new stake in shares of Booking during the 1st quarter worth about $26,000. AdvisorNet Financial Inc boosted its stake in shares of Booking by 850.0% during the 1st quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 19 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $33,000 after acquiring an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Truvestments Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Booking during the 1st quarter worth about $44,000. Horan Capital Advisors LLC. bought a new stake in shares of Booking during the 1st quarter worth about $49,000. Finally, Hanson McClain Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Booking by 1,650.0% during the 1st quarter. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 35 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $61,000 after acquiring an additional 33 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 95.44% of the company’s stock.

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About Booking

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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