Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Expedia (EXPE) Stock Price

News coverage about Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Expedia earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the online travel company an impact score of 45.8158212096545 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Expedia (EXPE) opened at $129.33 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. Expedia has a 12 month low of $115.55 and a 12 month high of $161.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $19,720.00, a P/E ratio of 51.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.89.

A number of research analysts recently commented on EXPE shares. BidaskClub cut Expedia from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. Argus cut Expedia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $178.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. SunTrust Banks boosted their price target 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. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $178.00 price target on shares of Expedia in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $154.00 price target (down from $170.00) on shares of Expedia in a report on Friday, October 27th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $158.62.

In other news, insider Lance A. Soliday sold 2,401 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.37, for a total transaction of $289,008.37. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 5,744 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $691,405.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Dara Khosrowshahi sold 150,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.00, for a total value of $18,750,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 522,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $65,293,500. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 20.88% of the company’s stock.

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Expedia Company Profile

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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