Chicago Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) by 3.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,173 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 490 shares during the quarter. Booking comprises 1.8% of Chicago Capital LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest position. Chicago Capital LLC’s holdings in Booking were worth $29,108,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Polianta Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Booking during the 4th quarter worth about $1,232,000. Foster Victor Wealth Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Booking by 22.7% during the 4th quarter. Foster Victor Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,318 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,719,000 after buying an additional 244 shares during the period. BKD Wealth Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Booking by 28.0% during the 4th quarter. BKD Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 192 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $394,000 after buying an additional 42 shares during the period. Meridian Financial Partners LLC grew its position in shares of Booking by 5.7% during the 4th quarter. Meridian Financial Partners LLC now owns 240 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $495,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the period. Finally, Boston Trust Walden Corp grew its position in shares of Booking by 1.1% during the 4th quarter. Boston Trust Walden Corp now owns 13,627 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $27,986,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.38% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Evercore ISI restated a “hold” rating and set a $1,970.00 target price on shares of Booking in a research report on Monday, November 11th. Cowen boosted their target price on Booking from $2,300.00 to $2,400.00 and gave the stock a “top pick” rating in a research report on Friday, November 8th. Bank of America lowered Booking from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, November 1st. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Booking from $2,250.00 to $2,350.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 8th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lowered Booking from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $2,000.00 to $2,150.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Booking presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $2,115.13.

Shares of NASDAQ:BKNG traded down $9.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $2,071.48. 326,438 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 301,638. Booking Holdings Inc. has a 52 week low of $1,640.54 and a 52 week high of $2,094.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51. The company has a market cap of $87.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $1,996.10 and a 200-day moving average price of $1,956.22.

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 7th. The business services provider reported $45.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $44.87 by $0.49. The business had revenue of $5.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.07 billion. Booking had a return on equity of 67.17% and a net margin of 29.05%. Booking’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $37.78 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Booking Holdings Inc. will post 101.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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