|Bid||1,751.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||1,837.61 - 1,855.54|
|52 Week Range||1,606.27 - 2,201.84|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.61|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.10|
|Earnings Date||May 7, 2019 - May 13, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||2,016.25|
Airbnb is leading a $160 million funding round for Lyric, a San Francisco-based company that manages multifamily apartment complexes and rents out those units on platforms that include Airbnb, HomeAway, and Booking.com, among others. The Series B investment confirms an earlier report from December when The Information originally reported Airbnb was planning to lead a […] The post Airbnb Leads New $160 Million Funding for Short-Term Rental Brand Lyric appeared first on Skift.
This World Book Day (23 April 2019), Agoda highlights eight places to go for a literary adventure. Trace the roots of these famous authors by stopping by their hometowns -- some of which have inspired their most seminal works. Murakami's works have surrealist elements, often with melancholic themes which in some ways, is reflective of the quiet beauty to be found in the many serene shrines and breathtaking nature scenery in the small seaside city.
TORONTO , April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world gears up to mark Earth Day on April 22nd , Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released findings from its annual sustainable travel that reveal how Canadians are striving to be more ecological travellers. This research reveals that almost half (48%) of Canadian travellers believe that people need to act now and make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations. Sustainable stays are growing in popularity, with almost three quarters (70%) of Canadian travellers intending to stay at least once in an eco-friendly or green accommodation when looking at the year ahead.
Joel Greenblatt told CNBC that he likes online travel company Booking Holdings and remains short medical device maker Align Technology.
While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE) and why it is important. We'll use ROE to examine Booking Holdings Inc. (N...
Rite Aid's board clears the way for a 1-for-20 reverse stock split later this month. Booking Holdings, LabCorp, and Citi have gone on to move higher after going this route.
Senator David Perdue (R., Ga.) has been buying stock with relatively moderate gains so far in 2019 and selling stock that has been rocketing this year. A joint account that he owns with his wife Bonnie Perdue has been buying (FDX) (ticker: FDX), class C (GOOGL) (GOOG), and (BKNG) stock (BKNG) in March and April. Perdue disclosed the transactions in a regulatory form he filed.
Travel and reservation agency powerhouse, Booking Holdings (NYSE:BKNG), has been sputtering lately. During the past year, the shares have shedded more than 15% of their value. The problem? Well, Booking Holdings stock is suffering from a lack of meaningful growth on the top-line. As seen with the latest quarter, the company posted lackluster guidance.Source: Shutterstock Then again, the competitive environment is getting more intense, as Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) have ramped up their efforts. But Booking Holdings stock has also come under pressure from the effect of operators like Airbnb, which may go public this year. Oh, and companies like Hilton Hotels (NYSE:HLT) and Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) are trying to look for ways to cut out the middlemen.In the meantime, there is the slower growth in Europe and China, and it is far from clear when things will start to pick up again.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNo doubt, all these are quite worrisome. But I still think there is value with Booking Holdings stock as Wall Street appears to be overeating. * 8 Risky Stocks to Watch as Earnings Season Kicks Off So let's take a look at some of the bullish factors: Reason 1: Diverse Global PlatformThe roots of Booking Holdings go back to 1997, during the heyday of the dot-com boom. At the time, the company was focused on providing a "Name Your Price" model for purchasing airline tickets.Yet since then, BKNG has gone through a major transformation, mostly driven by aggressive M&A. Now the company has an extensive platform, which includes the following: * Priceline.com/Booking.com: These brands are for reservations for hotels, rentals, airline tickets and vacation packages. * KAYAK: This is a meta-search service that allows users to comparison shop for travel options. * Rentalcars.com: This is a top global rental car reservation service. * Agoda: This property provides accommodation reservations in Asia. * OpenTable: This service allows for booking restaurant reservations.In other words, BKNG is quite diverse. But there also are strong synergies across the properties. What's more, the wide platform has allowed the company to capitalize on emerging growth opportunities, such as alternative accommodations. The business posted revenues of $2.8 billion last year.Then there is the mobile side, which has been thriving. The company is a top 10 app in over 100 markets across the world. Reason 2: Expanding MarketIn a way, the competition is a good thing for BKNG. It's a clear indication that the market is enormous and growing. For example, according to Zion Market Research, the category is forecasted to hit $1.955 trillion by 2026. This would come to a compound annual growth rate of 12.1%.Some of the driving forces include: the ubiquity of smartphones, the availability of secure payment systems and rising income in emerging markets.So all in all, there are strong tailwinds that should help gin up growth for Booking Holdings stock, especially since it has a broad base of offerings that span key parts of the online travel space. Reason 3: ValuationFor the most part, it looks like much of the problems are baked into Booking Holdings stock. After all, the valuation is fairly low at current levels, with the forward price-to-earnings ratio at about 16X or so. This is reasonable in light of the company's strong positioning and brands in core markets. Such advantages are difficult for companies to replicate.Besides, the company continues to generate substantial cash flows, which allow for healthy buybacks and acquisitions. Last year the company reported EBITDA of $5.7 billion, up about 18% on a year-over-year basis.Tom Taulli is the author of High-Profit IPO Strategies, All About Commodities and All About Short Selling. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Medical Marijuana Stocks to Cure Your Portfolio * 8 Best Stocks to Buy for an April Rally * Top 20 Stocks to Buy for 20-Somethings! Compare Brokers The post 3 Reasons Booking Holdings Stock Will Take Flight appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NORWALK, Conn. , April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), the world leader in online travel and related services, today announced that Chief Financial Officer, David Goulden, will ...
Booking Holdings Inc NASDAQ/NGS:BKNGView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for BKNG with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, growth of ETFs holding BKNG is favorable, with net inflows of $138.43 billion. This is among the highest net inflows seen over the last one-year and the rate of additional inflows appears to be increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
TORONTO , April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global travel leader Booking.com has revealed the driving factors behind Canadian travellers' appetite to stay in different types of unique accommodations, and the fine balance an accommodation host, manager or owner must strike to get that personal touch just right for guests. In fact, recent research from Booking.com found that 65% of Canadian travellers believe their stay has been improved by the person managing their accommodation going above and beyond, and 51% have opted to stay in an accommodation again primarily because of the host.
While many companies in the last few years have launched with the goal of disrupting the business travel marketplace, most have experienced serious growing pains along the way. Upside, which launched in beta in 2016 with big plans to reinvent how business travelers book their trips, has received an investment from Flight Centre Travel Group […] The post Flight Centre Invests in Jay Walker’s Biz Travel Company Upside appeared first on Skift.
Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG) (formerly known as Priceline) is a pioneer and global leader in the online travel industry. Add to that the company's geographic exposures, revenue mix and superior online traffic conversion, and it is clear that Booking has one of the best operating models in the industry. Booking has been investing heavily in alternative accommodations, payments, business travel and other ancillary businesses, and we believe this approach will further enhance the company's competitive position and allow it to exceed market growth rates over the long term.
In the prior quarter's letter, we discussed how the fundamental performance of the companies in the Global Fund was inconsistent with the decline in share prices. Over the last two quarters, we've seen a bottom fifth percentile return (Q4 2018) for the MSCI World Index, followed by a top tenth percentile return (Q1 2019).1Yet not much has changed fundamentally.
Glenn Fogel has found being a blank slate can be advantageous in business. As the CEO and president of Booking Holdings (BKNG) since 2017, Fogel has presided over prodigious growth for the industry leader of online travel and related services. The company, which was known as The Priceline Group until February of 2018, has six primary brands: Booking.com, KAYAK, Priceline,...
Editor's note: This story was previously published in January 2019. It has since been updates and republished.The potential to become wealthy often means investing in an enterprise when it is small and waiting for the entity to grow large. For this reason, many investors are willing to take chances on what they believe to be hot penny stocks. Investors in these stocks often lose everything … but they can also end up earning massive profits from a small amount of investment capital.For example, Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BKNG) (formerly known as Priceline.com) traded as low as $1.08 per share in 2001. BKNG now trades over $1,982 per share. American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) fell to 60 cents per share in 2002 following the dot-com crash. AMT now sells for about $145 per share.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Tech Stocks That Transformed Their Business I cannot guarantee such a comeback for any penny stock of today. The following four stocks, however risky, could be positioned for outsized gains in various industries:Source: Shutterstock Arotech Corporation (ARTX)Year-to-date gain: 9.4%Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) functions as a defense and security services company. Despite its market cap of only $84 million, it operates in multiple countries and competes with the likes of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) through its Power Systems division.ARTX also serves as a defense contractor and makes products designed for military, homeland security and law enforcement purposes. Considering the Trump administration's commitment to increase defense spending, Arotech could find itself well-positioned to benefit.However, like all hot penny stocks, this play remains speculative. Its revenues for 2018 stood at $96.6 million. Its 2014 revenues were $103.57 million, so this company has struggled with growth. Arotech was founded in 1990, and one of its divisions came into existence in 1971. Hence, the build to these revenues has been slow.The company earned a profit of 17 cents per share in 2017. Still, profits grew to 19 cents per share in 2018 and are expected to grow to 26 cents per share in 2019. This could indicate this company may enjoy some growth. If the company can sustain that growth and speed up its slow growth trajectory, its forward price-earnings ratio of 9.57 starts to appear very low.Source: Shutterstock Mid-Con Energy Partners (MCEP)YTD gain: -13.82%Tulsa-based Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:MCEP) is an upstream oil and natural gas producer. As an exploration and production company, times are great when oil prices are high. However, in an environment of low prices, revenue generation becomes a struggle.While crude oil now traded in the $70-per-barrel range as recently as September 2018, its highest price since 2014, oil now trades around $68.MCEP stock traded as high as $27 per share in 2013. The oil price slump of 2014-2016 hit its interests hard. By 2016, MCEP had become a penny stock, trading as low as 73 cents per share at one point. The stock has struggled to gain traction since then, briefly reaching $1.75, and now trades closer to 80 cents.However, company financials may have begun a turnaround. Revenue fell from $96.91 million in 2014 to $56.1 million by 2016. Although revenues rose to $58.93 million in 2017, analysts estimate revenues will remain below $60 million for both 2018 and 2019. * 8 Genomic Testing Stocks That Can Ease the Sting of Theranos Whether those estimates factor in higher crude prices remains unclear. And at these levels, investors should still consider MCEP stock speculative. However, the stock remained consistently above $20 per share while oil traded above $100 per barrel. If oil can get its mojo back, perhaps MCEP stock will return to 2013 levels and become one of the Street's hot penny stocks.Source: Shutterstock mCig (MCIG)YTD gain: 0.01%Las Vegas-based mCig Inc (OTCMKTS:MCIG) is a marijuana industry holding company. Once limited to vaporizers, it has transformed itself into a full-scale marijuana cultivation construction company. While they had operated only in Nevada, the company landed contracts in California and New York last year.Seeing business come in from across the country shows encouraging signs and could make MCIG one of the top marijuana penny stocks. However, financials also remain sparse. The company saw $1.72 million in revenues in 2016. This grew to $4.78 million in fiscal 2017, and the company made $1.53 million in that fiscal year. The company brought in over $7 million in 2018.Still, investors should still treat this as a speculative play. The stock enjoys rapidly rising revenues and profits. However, MCIG stock still trades around 15 cents per share, indicating lingering investor doubts. It has never traded above $1, though it briefly reached 92 cents per share in 2014. Still, it will need to see more growth before becoming one of the hot penny stocks.The current price stands well above the 5-cents-per-share level where the stock traded for most of 2016. If the company can continue gaining traction, its current $80 million market cap could rise much higher.Source: Shutterstock Tuesday Morning Corporation (TUES)YTD gain: 34.11%Dallas-based Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ:TUES) has become one of many retailers which have struggled to stay profitable in a changing retail environment. Founded in 1974, the company expanded across the country, operating in 41 states by 2001. During the past few years, the company has been plagued by high turnover in its top management and struggled to remain profitable.Still, the company operates 724 stores across the U.S., which by itself should make it one of the hot penny stocks. Moreover, revenue grew by 1.4% in its latest quarterly report. Comparable store sales rose by 1.9% in Q2 2019 as well. Investors should also note that the company relocated 58 stores in the last 12 months. * 7 Reasons to Buy Housing Stocks in 2019 However, given that analysts expect net losses for both the current year and the year after, investors should still treat this stock as speculative.Still, a stock price in the $2.25 per share range and a market cap of about $88 million seems low for a company with 724 stores. Traders should also keep in mind that this stock traded at over $22 per share in late 2014. If management can maintain revenue increases and return TUES stock to profitability, those who buy now could enjoy outsized gains from a dramatic comeback.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back * Take Buffett's Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy Compare Brokers The post 4 Hot Penny Stocks That Could See Outsized Gains appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NORWALK, Conn., March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) today announced that it has nominated Wei Hopeman, Managing Partner at Arbor Ventures, and Vanessa Wittman, who will be joining Glossier as Chief Financial Officer in April, for election to the Board at the company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders in June 2019. Ms. Hopeman is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Arbor Ventures, the first dedicated FinTech venture fund in Asia focused on investing in disruptive companies at the intersection of financial services, digital commerce and big data. Arbor's portfolio spans China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Israel and the US. Prior to her role at Arbor, Ms. Hopeman was recruited to build out Citi Ventures as Managing Director and Head of Asia in 2010.
Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: BKNG ) has a supply growth problem, which makes it difficult for the company to see a material reacceleration in the business, according to Guggenheim. The Analyst Guggenheim ...
Travel and reservation agency giant Booking (NYSE:BKNG) stock was downgraded at Telsey in mid-March on concerns regarding competition. Specifically, Telsey warned that rising competition from both Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Airbnb in an already stiffly competitive booking market were reasons to move to the sidelines on the stock. Consequently, Telsey slapped a Market Perform rating on BKNG stock, with an $1,800 price target, implying limited upside over the next twelve months.Source: Priceline.com This downgrade makes sense, for the most part. Booking.com faces some big challenges on the competition front. Alphabet and Airbnb are just two of many, many competitors which look positioned to take share from Booking's suite of travel and reservation platforms over the next several years. Also, growth at Booking is already slowing, and margins appear largely maxed out.As such, there are reasons to be worried about BKNG stock over the next several years.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut, I'm not sure I'd stay on the sidelines with this name. The stock is pretty cheap. Indeed, it's cheap enough to reasonably make the argument that shares are already priced for bad news. Going forward, it won't be all bad news. Yes, competition is rising. Yes, growth is slowing. But, there are also still very big secular tailwinds at play here which should keep Booking's revenues and profits on a healthy uptrend.If so, BKNG stock should rise from here, meaning it's time to get cautiously bullish, not move to the sidelines. The Fundamentals Are Good Enough for BKNG StockBroadly speaking, the fundamentals underlying BKNG stock are good enough. * 7 Reasons to Buy Housing Stocks in 2019 Sure, there are a handful of negatives at play here. Namely, when you look at Booking's suite of platforms (Booking.com, KAYAK, Priceline, Agoda, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable), you get this feeling that those are yesterday's favoring booking platforms. Today, it seems a lot of people are using Google for flights and hotels, while Turo and other sharing apps are the new hot things in the car rental market. Meanwhile, Airbnb is still taking share in the accommodations market. That's largely bad news for BKNG stock, too.You also have continued competition from the likes of Expedia (NYSE:EXPE), Hotels.com, and many others.Overall, there are a bunch of current and new competition in the bookings industry, the sum of which will gradually take share from Booking's suite of platforms.Having said that, this share erosion won't kill the Booking growth narrative. The whole bookings industry is growing by leaps and bounds, thanks to multiple secular tailwinds. First, you have the big experience economy shift wherein consumers globally are valuing experiences (eating out, traveling, staying at cool hotels, etc.) over products. Second, there are global urbanization and digitization trends at play around the world which are likewise increasing the size of the global bookings market.As such, Booking can afford to lose market share in the global bookings market, yet still grow at a "good enough" pace to keep investors happy. That's exactly what will happen over the next several years. Market growth tailwinds will offset share erosion headwinds, and Booking's revenue and profit growth will remain on a healthy uptrend. The Stock Is Cheap EnoughThe bull thesis on BKNG stock centers around the fact the stock isn't priced for good enough growth. It's priced for worse. But, good enough growth is exactly what will happen, and as such, the stock has healthy upside potential from here.Breaking that down, BKNG stock trades at just 17-times forward earnings today. That is a multi-year low valuation, and about 15% below the stock's five-average forward multiple of 20. BKNG stock is also trading at a significantly below-average trailing sales multiple, trailing EBITDA multiple, and trailing cash flow multiple.Meanwhile, revenue growth is running in the high-single-digit to low-double-digit range. Margins are largely stable. Buybacks are happening. Assuming this growth profile largely persists over the next several years, Booking projects as a double-digit profit grower for the foreseeable future.Under conservative modeling assumptions (slowing revenue growth, slight margin expansion, and relatively muted buybacks), I think this company can do about $170 in EPS by fiscal 2025. The market doesn't seem to want to pay 20 forward earnings for this name anymore. But, a market average 16 forward multiple seems too conservative given the secular tailwinds. Splitting the difference, an 18 forward multiple at scale seems reasonable.Based on an 18x forward multiple, a reasonable fiscal 2024 price target for BKNG stock is around $3,060. Discounted back by 10% per year, that equates to a fiscal 2019 price target of $1,900. That implies nearly 10% upside over the next several months. Bottom Line on BKNG StockBooking Holdings will face some serious competitive challenges over the next several years, the sum of which will create share erosion headwinds for the company. But, those share erosion headwinds will be largely offset by bookings market growth tailwinds. This offset will allow revenues and profits to stay on a healthy uptrend. So long as this persists, BKNG stock has room to rally from today's relatively depressed valuation.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long GOOG. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Tech Stocks With Key Products That Face an Uncertain Future * 7 SaaS Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains * 5 Semiconductor Stocks That Are Scorching Hot Buys Compare Brokers The post Booking.com Faces Challenges, But the Stock Is Cheap appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Airbnb, the San Francisco-based homesharing giant valued at some $35 billion, is touting its strength with new statistics about its business — but do they really tell the whole story of the company’s growth and evolution? Here’s a rundown of what the company reported on Wednesday: Airbnb Guest Arrivals and Listings Airbnb has hosted more […] The post Airbnb Says It Has Hosted More Than Half a Billion Travelers Since Its Launch appeared first on Skift.
A market correction in the fourth quarter, spurred by a number of global macroeconomic concerns and rising interest rates ended up having a negative impact on the markets and many hedge funds as a result. The stocks of smaller companies were especially hard hit during this time as investors fled to investments seen as being […]