The Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media stories about The Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Priceline Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1271937409021 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ PCLN) traded down $5.89 on Friday, hitting $1,697.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 725,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 459,039. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 2.20 and a current ratio of 2.52. The Priceline Group has a 12 month low of $1,459.49 and a 12 month high of $2,067.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $83,061.35, a PE ratio of 22.88, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.43.

The Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $35.22 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $34.31 by $0.91. The Priceline Group had a return on equity of 33.02% and a net margin of 29.20%. The business had revenue of $4.43 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.34 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $29.69 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 20.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that The Priceline Group will post 74.44 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have weighed in on PCLN. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $2,100.00 price target on shares of The Priceline Group in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $1,950.00 price target (down previously from $2,100.00) on shares of The Priceline Group in a research report on Tuesday. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $2,000.00 price target (down previously from $2,070.00) on shares of The Priceline Group in a research report on Tuesday. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $110.00 price target (down previously from $2,150.00) on shares of The Priceline Group in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of The Priceline Group in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, twenty-four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $2,020.52.

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In related news, CEO Gillian Tans sold 122 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,940.00, for a total value of $236,680.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 5,555 shares in the company, valued at $10,776,700. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In the last quarter, insiders sold 367 shares of company stock worth $693,175. Insiders own 0.24% of the company’s stock.

The Priceline Group Company Profile

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, and brands.

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