Media coverage about Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Booking earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9628942188224 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- OpenTable Advocates for Gender Equality and Inclusion in the Restaurant Industry (finance.yahoo.com)
- Notable Monday Option Activity: BKNG, CMCSA, LKQ – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Booking Holdings Inc. (finance.yahoo.com)
- Booking (BKNG) & The Competition Head-To-Head Review (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ctrip.Com International (CTRP) and Booking (BKNG) Head-To-Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
Booking (BKNG) traded down $36.09 on Tuesday, hitting $2,170.00. 518,957 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 584,570. Booking has a twelve month low of $1,630.56 and a twelve month high of $2,228.99. The company has a market cap of $106,530.00, a P/E ratio of 30.43, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 2.58 and a quick ratio of 2.58.
Several research analysts recently weighed in on BKNG shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Booking from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. JMP Securities upped their target price on shares of Booking from $1,950.00 to $2,100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Booking from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. MKM Partners downgraded shares of Booking from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $2,225.00 to $1,850.00 in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Oppenheimer upped their target price on shares of Booking from $1,950.00 to $2,100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Booking presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $2,029.65.
In other news, Director Jeffrey E. Epstein sold 250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2,020.00, for a total transaction of $505,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Gillian Tans sold 122 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,772.94, for a total transaction of $216,298.68. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 5,310 shares in the company, valued at $9,414,311.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 617 shares of company stock worth $1,184,501 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.24% of the company’s stock.
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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