Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) Director Dara Khosrowshahi sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $132.98, for a total value of $6,649,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 477,677 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $63,521,487.46. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

EXPE stock traded down $0.49 during trading on Monday, hitting $131.22. The stock had a trading volume of 131,282 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,252,185. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.76 and a quick ratio of 0.76. Expedia Group Inc has a twelve month low of $108.11 and a twelve month high of $144.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.21, a PEG ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 1.07. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $131.09 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $126.24.

Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The online travel company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.40 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $3.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.13 billion. Expedia Group had a return on equity of 14.20% and a net margin of 5.36%. The business’s revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.45 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Expedia Group Inc will post 5.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 22nd will be paid a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 21st. This is a positive change from Expedia Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.04%. Expedia Group’s payout ratio is currently 28.27%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. MML Investors Services LLC boosted its stake in Expedia Group by 0.9% during the 1st quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 12,262 shares of the online travel company’s stock worth $1,459,000 after purchasing an additional 109 shares during the last quarter. Avestar Capital LLC grew its holdings in shares of Expedia Group by 11,125.0% in the second quarter. Avestar Capital LLC now owns 1,347 shares of the online travel company’s stock valued at $160,000 after purchasing an additional 1,335 shares during the period. Greencape Capital Pty Ltd grew its holdings in shares of Expedia Group by 0.9% in the first quarter. Greencape Capital Pty Ltd now owns 189,821 shares of the online travel company’s stock valued at $22,589,000 after purchasing an additional 1,600 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its position in Expedia Group by 310.2% during the first quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 16,662 shares of the online travel company’s stock worth $1,983,000 after purchasing an additional 12,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fiera Capital Corp increased its position in Expedia Group by 15.3% during the first quarter. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 9,335 shares of the online travel company’s stock worth $1,111,000 after purchasing an additional 1,242 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.05% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on EXPE shares. Oppenheimer set a $160.00 price objective on shares of Expedia Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Expedia Group in a research report on Friday, July 26th. UBS Group upped their price target on shares of Expedia Group to $156.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 26th. Argus raised Expedia Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $160.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 31st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Expedia Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $152.43.

Expedia Group Company Profile

Expedia Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Core OTA, Trivago, HomeAway, and Egencia segments. The company facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, alternative accommodations, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transactions.

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