Lots of analysts are bearish on this stock.
Just read the news wire and you will see.
It's just that the company is only going to release positive news. So you sort of have to sort thru the BS. Thats all.
It dont matter how much spin or how creative the accounting...
no snow = no money
No Snow = No Money.
Now it seems that they are trying to manipulate reports. For more information read the latest news release by Motley Fool.
The only thing going downhill is the share price.
The only tricks on this mountain are being performed by the accountants.
did u read the article about questionable accounting practices?
the cats about to get jump out of the bag..
no snow = no money.
The lifetime business model is passed.
The gym environment is becoming hyper competitive. Just go online and search any major city and you can find membership at $10 a month.
Lifetime offers features that people dont need. Its a status club more than a gym.
Lifetime fitness is like fancy rims on a car. When people had equity they could afford it. That was then, this is now.
This stock is overvalued. Get out while you still can.
why on earth would EXPE go up?
- missed earnings.
- competition threatening monopoly (google)
- airlines trying to cut out the middleman
- oil way up
- bad global political and economical environment
If you don't believe me just read the news
Just so you know... You don't always have to cover if you are short on a stock. A put will make money on when the stock falls dollar for dollar and the downside risk is limited to the price of the premium.
Just thought you should know.
The arab conflict is only going to make things allot worse before they get a little better.
Dont believe the hype about buy outs or stock surges.
Read the news.
EXPE will continue to slide. For those new to the message board there are several strong factors working against this stock. These factors are the entrance of Google into their market and the attempts by the airlines to cut out the middleman.
Expedia knows that if Google eneters the market they will have a monopoly and push out all the competition. This can be evidenced by the fact that Expedia has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google. Several airlines such as American have already removed themselves from the service of software intermediaries.
I disagree. I think you underestimate how insidious the google model is and underestimate how much power they yield.
Exepdia has to pay google to be on top of a search for travel sites. Otherwise the search results are so called organic. Unfortunately, this is a euphanism because Google will divert traffic despite what they say to what profits them the most.
In addition Google chrome is fast becoming the most popular browser as well.
Effectively thats 2 huge obstacles that google can place in front of Expedia or Priceline or anyone else they want if it drives traffic away from there service.
what a broad and irrelevant comment.
clearly you don't have a comprehensive understanding of the technology you assumed to be investing in.
let me put it in laymen terms. Google big and powerful. Expedia small and vulnerable.
Google is a threat to Priceline as well. They are both in hot water. To say that Expedia has a 5 year lead on Google is poor reasoning. Thats like saying the telegram has a lead on the telephone or horses had a lead on cars.
You cant compete with google. It would be like a little league baseball team vs the NY yankees.
Comparing Expedia Vs Priceline is also poor reasoning. It's like comparing ketchup vs mustard. Yes they are both great sauces but if you dont have the french fries they are both useless on their own.
This stock has a long way to fall.
You are wasting your time comparing EXPE vs PCLN. That's missing the big picture.
EXPE and PCLN will rise and fall on the same tide. What is important is the intermediaries vs the airline company vs GOOGLE
Read the news. EXPE is trying to block google from entering the market on the grounds of anti-trust. That means they fear a monopoly. EXPE doesn't even use the same software as Google.
Even without Google the margins are going to continue to shrink as the airlines feel the pressure to squeeze out the middleman.
If there is anything left Google will swallow it whole.
what? 5 minutes of what? my time? I am trying to help you.
Im an investor just like you. I do my diligence. I read the news. I analyze the information. I review the quantitative and qualitative facts available.
and by the way just because i predict the stock will drop doesnt mean I am short. technically my position is long on puts.
this company is on a downward spiral. dont be sucked in by a bunch of greedy wall street fat cat analysts. be careful people.
you guys are all missing the point. the differences between hotwire, priceline, expedia, etc is all of small importance.
what counts is a shift in the entire model which is the airlines attempting to circumvent the middle man. but there is an even bigger storm on the horizon. a perfect storm of sorts..GOOGLE.
you guys are arguing over scraps. google is going to monopolize the market. its a no brainer. Expedia knows it. they hired an anti trust lawyer. doesnt that tell you enuf??
If you just follow what analyst say you are surely headed for disaster.
Unless they have inside information, which is illegal and they would not share if they did for obvious reasons...Analysts are just doing research like you should.
It's not animosity that drives perception its facts.
The fact is that airlines are trying to cut out the intermediary and Google is going to monopolize up whats left of the entire market. If expedia wasn't scared that google would monopolize the market than why on earth would they hire an anti-trust lawyer???
Read the news articles dont just buy on ratings.