There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Expedia Group Inc. (EXPE) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$6.63, or -6.34%, to $98. Volume reached 245,990 shares, with price reaching a high of $99.2 and a low of $98. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed EXPEDIA INVITES FANS TO “TRAVEL LIKE MEMO” TO BELOVED GOALIE’S HOMETOWN OF MEXICO CITY.
As a NASDAQ listed company, EXPE falls under the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating within the Travel Services industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $99.01 and fluctuated between $104.60 as its day high and $98.86 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Expedia Group Inc. is $16.50B. A total of 3.46 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.67M shares.
Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, EXPE has seen 17 BUY and 6 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 17,007 and the disposition of 8,373 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 113 BUYs and 89 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 711,360 shares during that period but sold 649,383.
In the most recent transaction, Dolgen Jonathan L sold 1,000 shares of EXPE for 101.55 per share on Sep 07. After the transaction, the Director Emeritus now owns 37,779 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 15, Soliday Lance A sold 636 shares at 114.04 per share. EXPE shares that Chief Accounting Officer owns now total 8,949.
Among the insiders who bought shares, Menendez-Cambo Patricia acquired of 800 shares on May 18 at a per-share price of $123.87. This resulted in the Director holding 1,274 shares of EXPE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Soliday Lance A sold 376 shares at $124.12 per share on May 16. Company shares held by the Chief Accounting Officer now total 8,949.
Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. EXPE’s most recent ex-dividend date was 03/09/2020 when it declared a $0.34 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 03/26/2020. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/12/2019 with an ex-dividend date of 11/18/2019. The dividend was $0.34 per share in cash.
In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EXPE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $144.27 with high estimates of $216.00 and low estimates of $109.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EXPE has a high of $217.72 and a low of $88.70.
As of this writing, EXPE has an earnings estimate of $3.24 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $3.51 per share and a lower estimate of $2.89. The company reported an EPS of $1.5 in the last quarter, which was 54.64% higher than expectations of $0.97.
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The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.
The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 31 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for EXPE is Sell with a score of 3.80. A total of 13 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 16 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.