Home Sectors Consumer Cyclical Current Trend: Booking (NASDAQ: BKNG)

Current Trend: Booking (NASDAQ: BKNG)


Booking is in the consumer cyclical sector and is part of the travel and leisure industry. The company CEO is Glenn Fogel. Booking Inc is an online travel agency. The firm through its branded sites offer booking services for hotel rooms, airline tickets, rental restaurant reservations, cruises, and other vacation packages.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The BKNG stock showed a previous change of 0.46% with an open at 1,956.00 and a close of 1,956.74. It reached an intraday high of 1,962.12 and a low of 1,939.61.

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The stock has a market cap of $92.9b with 47.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 46.2m shares. Trading volume reached 594,459 shares compared to its average volume of 465,769 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Booking shares returned 3.49% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 3.11%. Over three months, it changed -4.57%. In one year it has changed 6.95% and within that year its 52-week high was 2,228.99 and its 52-week low was 1,630.56. BKNG stock is 20.00% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 1,991.36 and a 50 day moving average of 1,953.09. Currently BKNG stock is trading -1.74% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 46.94 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 41.69. Based on 16 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 17.44. The TTM EPS is 84.75, which comes to a TTM PE of 23.09. Historically, the PE high was 43.00 and the PE low was 19.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 1,610.14, which is a decrease of -17.71%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  20.67
03-31-2018:  12.00
12-31-2017:  16.86
09-30-2017:  35.22

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 1,343.10, which means it may be overvalued by -45.69%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 87.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,267,760, which is 2.67% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.41. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.26

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 24.63%, return on assets is 11.16%, profit margin is 19.78%, price-to-sales is 6.75 and price-to-book is 8.87.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.