An Evaluation Of Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE) Prospects

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Expedia data reveals Northern Lights are most sought-after global experience of 2024 as Aurora Borealis visibility peaks.

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Stocks Info

EXPE belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NASDAQ while operating in the Travel Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $154.38 and fluctuated between $156.77 as its day high and $151.09 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Expedia Group Inc is $21.44B. A total of 2.3 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.33M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, EXPE has seen 14 BUY and 7 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 87,101 and the disposition of 78,146 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 80 BUYs and 29 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 162,483 shares during that period but sold 128,635.

In the most recent transaction, KHOSROWSHAHI DARA sold 10,000 shares of EXPE for 150.04 per share on Feb 01. After the transaction, the Director now owns 216,521 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jan 02, KHOSROWSHAHI DARA sold 10,000 shares at 150.88 per share. EXPE shares that Director owns now total 226,521.

Among the insiders who sold shares, KHOSROWSHAHI DARA disposed of 10,000 shares on Dec 19 at a per-share price of $150.06. This resulted in the Director holding 236,521 shares of EXPE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Soliday Lance A sold 8,942 shares at $134.46 per share on Nov 20. Company shares held by the Chief Accounting Officer now total 10,189.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EXPE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $159.52 with high estimates of $200.00 and low estimates of $115.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EXPE has a high of $155.84 and a low of $87.94.

As of this writing, EXPE has an earnings estimate of $1.68 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 21 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.25 per share and a lower estimate of $1.19. The company reported an EPS of $2.89 in the last quarter, which was 25.10% higher than expectations of $2.31.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. EXPE’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $4.31B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $8.81B in debt and $9.45B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $10.69, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.55B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 3.88.

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