Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Booking Holdings Inc. Raised by KeyCorp (BKNG)
Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) – Investment analysts at KeyCorp boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Booking in a research note issued on Wednesday. KeyCorp analyst B. Erickson now expects that the business services provider will post earnings of $17.90 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $17.16. KeyCorp currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Booking’s Q3 2018 earnings at $41.83 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $20.34 EPS and Q3 2019 earnings at $47.94 EPS.
A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on BKNG. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $2,000.00 price objective on shares of Booking in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Guggenheim downgraded Booking from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $2,000.00 price objective (down from $2,200.00) on shares of Booking in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on Booking from $2,050.00 to $2,100.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on Booking from $2,100.00 to $2,000.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-one have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $2,002.74.
In other Booking news, CEO Gillian Tans sold 122 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,016,523.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders have sold a total of 367 shares of company stock valued at $679,501 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 0.24% of the company’s stock.
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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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