Epoch Investment Partners Inc. lessened its stake in shares of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) by 10.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 48,837 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,615 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of Booking worth $96,893,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Wrapmanager Inc. grew its position in Booking by 14.7% during the 2nd quarter. Wrapmanager Inc. now owns 195 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $395,000 after purchasing an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd grew its position in Booking by 86.7% during the 2nd quarter. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd now owns 56 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $114,000 after purchasing an additional 26 shares during the last quarter. First Manhattan Co. grew its position in Booking by 90.0% during the 2nd quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 57 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 27 shares during the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC grew its position in Booking by 17.7% during the 2nd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 186 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $377,000 after purchasing an additional 28 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Linscomb & Williams Inc. grew its position in Booking by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. Linscomb & Williams Inc. now owns 484 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $981,000 after purchasing an additional 29 shares during the last quarter. 92.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In related news, CEO Gillian Tans sold 295 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,803.58, for a total transaction of $532,056.10. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders have sold 883 shares of company stock worth $1,646,347 over the last three months. 0.24% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several analysts have weighed in on BKNG shares. Raymond James reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $2,160.00 target price (up previously from $1,970.00) on shares of Booking in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. UBS Group raised shares of Booking from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $2,060.00 to $2,320.00 in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Mizuho dropped their target price on shares of Booking to $2,400.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Booking from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Finally, Wedbush set a $2,500.00 target price on shares of Booking and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $2,157.57.

Shares of NASDAQ BKNG opened at $1,863.14 on Thursday. Booking Holdings Inc. has a 1 year low of $1,690.34 and a 1 year high of $2,228.99. The firm has a market cap of $86.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.19, a PEG ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a current ratio of 2.41, a quick ratio of 2.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99.

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 5th. The business services provider reported $37.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $38.37 by ($0.59). Booking had a return on equity of 26.87% and a net margin of 19.81%. The firm had revenue of $4.85 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.81 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $34.43 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts anticipate that Booking Holdings Inc. will post 89.57 EPS for the current year.

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Booking 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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