Gillian Tans Sells 295 Shares of Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) Stock

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Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) CEO Gillian Tans sold 295 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,803.58, for a total transaction of $532,056.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Gillian Tans also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, September 17th, Gillian Tans sold 295 shares of Booking stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,917.94, for a total value of $565,792.30.

NASDAQ:BKNG traded down $39.97 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $1,937.64. 368,133 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 474,319. The company has a current ratio of 2.41, a quick ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. Booking Holdings Inc. has a one year low of $1,682.69 and a one year high of $2,228.99. The stock has a market cap of $92.57 billion, a PE ratio of 25.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.22.

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 5th. The business services provider reported $37.78 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $38.37 by ($0.59). The company had revenue of $4.85 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.81 billion. Booking had a net margin of 19.81% and a return on equity of 26.87%. Booking’s revenue was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $34.43 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Booking Holdings Inc. will post 89.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. DA Davidson set a $2,000.00 target price on Booking and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Raymond James reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $2,160.00 target price (up from $1,970.00) on shares of Booking in a report on Tuesday. Wedbush set a $2,500.00 target price on Booking and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on Booking to $2,425.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $2,240.00 target price (up from $2,100.00) on shares of Booking in a report on Tuesday. Thirteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $2,155.87.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Investment House LLC raised its stake in shares of Booking by 1.2% during the 3rd quarter. Investment House LLC now owns 5,396 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $10,706,000 after purchasing an additional 64 shares during the period. Sentry Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Booking by 28.5% during the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 4,641 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $9,408,000 after purchasing an additional 1,030 shares during the period. Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Booking by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 4,364 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $8,846,000 after purchasing an additional 37 shares during the period. Andra AP fonden raised its stake in shares of Booking by 57.1% during the 2nd quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 1,100 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,230,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares during the period. Finally, Professional Planning bought a new stake in shares of Booking during the 1st quarter worth $214,000. Institutional investors own 91.99% of the company’s stock.

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About Booking

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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