Mizuho began coverage on shares of Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) in a research note published on Thursday. The firm issued a buy rating and a $2,600.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Vetr upgraded Booking from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $2,000.67 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. BidaskClub cut Booking from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on Booking to $2,200.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Booking from a sell rating to a buy rating and set a $2,074.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded Booking to a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Booking currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $2,065.66.

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Booking stock traded up $5.20 on Thursday, reaching $2,119.00. The company had a trading volume of 81,183 shares, compared to its average volume of 507,185. Booking has a one year low of $1,630.56 and a one year high of $2,228.99. The company has a current ratio of 2.58, a quick ratio of 2.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. The stock has a market cap of $103,578.06, a PE ratio of 45.55, a P/E/G ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.27.

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The business services provider reported $16.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $14.12 by $2.74. Booking had a return on equity of 21.12% and a net margin of 18.46%. The company had revenue of $2.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.70 billion. sell-side analysts anticipate that Booking will post 87.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Gillian Tans sold 122 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,930.71, for a total transaction of $235,546.62. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 5,188 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,016,523.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Peter J. Millones sold 3,629 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $2,186.98, for a total value of $7,936,550.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 4,419 shares of company stock valued at $9,550,806 over the last 90 days. 0.24% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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