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  • Is Priceline Wall Street’s Starship Enterprise?

    By Eileen Rojas - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, PCLN, TRIP

    The rise of Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) shares to a price target that no other S&P 500 stock has reached before speaks to current investor tolerance for high share prices. Two factors driving share prices higher include the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing and the improvements seen in the economy in recent months. Analyst Howard Silverblatt explains in the Wall Street Journal that companies are not engaging in as more »

  • Why This Online Traveling Company is in Trouble

    By Adrian Campos - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, PCLN, TRIP

    The summer of 1999 was hot and long. Words like "dotcom" or "web" sounded the way "3D printers" or "e-cigarettes" sound today. The web was the next big thing, and online traveling sites were regarded as gold mines by many. In this context, online travel booking company Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN) saw its share price reach almost $1000.

    The aftermath was terrible. Priceline's shares dropped all the way down to more »

  • This Growth Story Has More Upside Potential

    By Andrés Cardenal - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, GOOG, OWW, PCLN

    Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) has been firing on all cylinders lately, the company has many good things going on for investors, and the stock is up more than 50% year to date. After such an explosive rise, investors may understandably feel concerned about the company´s valuation levels. However, make no mistake, Priceline has plenty of gas left in the tank.

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  • How This Online Travel Retailer Could Possibly Recover

    By Mike Thiessen - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    The shares of Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) fell dramatically after the company reported their earnings, from $65 per share before the report to a low of $45.75 in the week following. Expedia missed earnings and lowered guidance for the second time in a row. There was a very modest recovery in the stock price most recently to $51 per share. The decline was the result of an earnings miss combined more »

  • Is Buying This Stock a Good Idea?

    By Subhadeep Ghose - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    Online travel website Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) is one company that is truly aware of the meaning of ‘ups and downs.’ 

    The stock that had reached an all-time high of $990 before the Internet boom went bust plunged to a record low of as much as $6 after that. Since then, however, Priceline’s rise can be described as being nothing less than meteoric, managing to outperform not just the more »

  • Is Priceline Worth the Price?

    By Daniel James - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: CTRP, EXPE, PCLN

    With consumer spending on the rise, some of the natural beneficiaries are travel companies, as traveling is something people love to do when they have money. Several firms in the industry have seen strong rallies this year, on the back of better-than-expected results. Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN), one of the largest travel websites, recently came out with a solid earnings beat, and has over the last few years been growing more »

  • Is the Hospitality Industry Hospitable to Investors?

    By Brian Hill - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: CHH, EXPE, HST

    At the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference held in April, the theme was "Moving Forward with Confidence." Hotel company presidents who shared their views about the state of the industry had a mostly sunny forecast.

    From a development standpoint, caution was the watchword in the last year. The supply of hotel rooms in the U.S. increased just 0.5% between February 2012 and this past February, as reported by industry more »

  • Disappointing Earnings Amid Broad Strength

    By Nathaniel Matherson - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, PCLN, ZNGA

    With the market at all time highs it would seem the economy is back in full swing, sort of. A number of large, market leading companies have already reported strong second quarter results helping to propel this market even further to upside in recent weeks. As earnings season comes to an end I wanted to highlight a couple companies which haven't lived up to the expectations set by Wall more »

  • This Online Travel Agency Soars Above its Competitors

    By Colin Tweel - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    If you booked travel online this past July, you did so in good company. Online travel bookings peak in July, and this summer is set to be a record-breaker. U.S.-based travel companies expect $54 billion in online travel bookings in their vital third quarter (Q3) this year, a 10% increase over Q3 last year and an enticing indication of future profit potential.

    In 2012 worldwide online travel bookings more »

  • The Only Choice in Travel

    By Matthew Frankel - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    I have been a fan of Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) for some time now, and truly believe that the company has been a game-changer for the travel business. However, with shares just below their all-time highs and more than 50% higher than they were just a year ago, valuation has become more of a concern. Specifically, is Priceline still worth buying or holding at the current share price, or should more »

  • This Industry Leader Will Continue to Profit

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 3, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, HRB, WTW

    With the economic recovery looking more like a sure thing, additional people will spend money on services. But you need to know the ins and outs of the industry in which you choose to invest before making any rash purchases.

    Dieters are becoming tech savvy

    Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW) has fallen considerably recently. Investors are likely picking up on the fact that customers are using apps and electronic monitors more »

  • Why the Biggest Chinese Online Travel Agency Will Keep Growing

    By Adrian Campos - August 3, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, CTRP, LONG, EXPE

    Ctrip.com International (NASDAQ: CTRP) , also known as Ctrip, is the biggest Chinese online travel agency, and that should be enough to watch it closely. The past 12 months have been wonderful for Ctrip shareholders; the annual return is close to reaching 200%. Yet, not everything has been bright in the history of Ctrip. A quick view at the historical stock performance shows the stock price is still far from more »

  • Invest In Travel's Google

    By Joshua Bondy - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, GOOG, PCLN

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) built a multibillion dollar empire by becoming the most dominant search engine in the world. Now, The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN) has taken a page from Google's playbook with its purchase of the travel search engine Kayak. Priceline's smaller size should not be considered a downside, as it allows the company to dominate the travel market in ways that Google cannot.

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  • Is This Chinese Travel Company the Best in the Space?

    By Brian Nichols - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: CTRP, EXPE, PCLN

    Ctrip.com (NASDAQ: CTRP) is essentially the Expedia of China, a region of the globe that is growing rapidly in tourism. On Thursday, the stock rallied 20% after a strong quarterly report. Yet, after this report, is Ctrip a better investment opportunity than American companies Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) or Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN)?

    Quarter at a Glance

    For the second quarter in a row, Ctrip is soaring after analysts were unable more »

  • After Recent Declines, Should Investors Buy Into Expedia?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, TZOO, TRIP

    Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) has been one of the worst performers of the whole market in the past week, with the stock falling nearly 30% in just two days.

    What went wrong?

    Expedia is a good example of a growth company that missed expectations. Before the declines, the company traded at a trailing 12-month P/E ratio of 65 compared to the sector average of around 23.

    Expedia was expecting to more »

  • This Online Travel Stock Looks out of Gas

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, TZOO, TRIP

    Finding deals online is how modern consumers make their decisions. This is true for the travel industry as well. Various deal and booking sites fight for the growing number of customers. Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) is one of them. The stock has had a good year, up 53%. However, the recent earnings report was taken coldly despite the fact that the company had beaten estimates on both revenue and earnings. Investors more »

  • Is This Stock Tripping?

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, PCLN, TRIP

    TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) spiked 20% last week; the company beat EPS consensus estimates and net income was up 26% year-over-year. Its 2Q EPS of $0.46 was inline with consensus. Part of the big earnings bump was the fact that the company began its first TV ad campaign last quarter. It also snatched up five companies. 

    However, TripAdvisor's business model is a bit different than the likes of the more »

  • Who Should Investors Trust in the Scattered Online Travel Booking Industry?

    By Ryan Guenette - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN, TRIP

    Over the past week, two of the most prominent companies in the online travel booking industry have reported second-quarter financial results. These reports sent one stock soaring 16%, and another plummeting almost 30%. With mixed signals coming from different companies, which perspective of the industry should investors trust?

    What Happened

    On July 24, TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) reported second-quarter financial results, posting earnings of $0.46 per share, up 24% year more »

  • Are These High-Flying Tech Stocks Worth Your Money?

    By Bob Ciura - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EXPE, ZNGA

    Several growth stocks within the technology sector have richly rewarded their investors in recent months. Stocks including Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), Expedia, (NASDAQ: EXPE), and Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) have rallied considerably since the beginning of the year.

    At the same time, each of these stock recently released quarterly earnings that left a lot to be desired. Do post-earnings declines represent buying opportunities for Fools? Or should investors get out altogether more »

  • Is This the Best Online Travel Company?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    Orbitz (NYSE: OWW) has rewarded investors with a 250% return so far this year. However, if you weren’t in on it, don't worry. What we need to establish is whether or not Orbitz is a better investment option than peers, Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) and Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE).

    Black and red

    Orbitz has seen revenue improvements over the past three years, but growth has been slow and revenue more »

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