Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.

  • 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 It Time to Buy These Post-Earning Movers?

    By Brian Nichols - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, OWW, SSYS, WAGE

    We saw some massive post-earning moves last week, but are these moves justified, and is there more upside ahead? Sure, earnings can reverse the trend of a stock or push a momentum stock even higher, but sometimes these moves can be a trap. Therefore, let’s take a look at four of these controversial movers.

    Back From the Dead

    When 2013 began, many thought that Orbitz (NYSE: OWW) had lost 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.

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  • 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 »

  • Are Online Travel Companies About to Take Off?

    By Lior Cohen - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: OWW, PCLN, TRIP

    If you are like me, then you usually plan your trips via big online travel companies such as Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) and TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP). Even though I still occasionally use travel agents for international flights, the majority of my flights and hotel bookings are done via online travel sites. Considering the little growth in the U.S airline business, will these online-travel companies continue augmenting their revenue? 

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Invest in This Tourism Leader

    By Michael Douglass - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    Tourism is an industry in transition, with online travel agents (OTAs) like Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN),  Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE), and Orbitz (NYSE: OWW) working (and competing) with hotels, rental car companies, and airlines to book trips for travelers. Looking at the broad landscape of this market, Priceline is the clear winner - it has a substantial international presence and has posted steadily improving margins for the last decade. Expedia's margins are more »

  • Acquisitions Are Driving This Stock’s Rally

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    You will have to go back 14 years to find a point when Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) traded above $900. The company experimented on selling gasoline and groceries under the "name your own price" model in the year 2000, at the height of the dot-com bubble. Priceline.com stock plummeted to an all time low, to trade below $10 per share, and struggled to recover up until 2006. In 2003 more »

  • Priceline: The Best of the Best

    By Shazir Mucklai - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    Priceline.com's (NASDAQ: PCLN) stock continues to challenge bearish views and stay close to the $800 level. Many pessimistic investors have repeatedly asked why or how this company has continuously reached new highs. The answer lies within the question; it's because Priceline has become the number-one vacation provider for traveling.
     
    Priceline has tons of potential to grow because it does about 70% of its revenue abroad. Fundamentally, Priceline more »
  • Why You Should Hold off on Priceline

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: AXP, CTRP, EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    Fresh off its acquisition of Kayak to strengthen its market leadership position in travel reservations, Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN) has risen above $800 per share and is now up nearly 30% year to date, easily outperforming broader market indices. In the first quarter of 2013, the company’s revenue grew by 26% versus a year earlier with pretax income increasing at roughly the same rate (net margins did increase, but this more »

  • Online Travel Booking: Great for Consumers, Bad for Business

    By Ted Cooper - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    The Internet has changed the fundamental operations of a multitude of industries. In general, the move online has been great for consumers, but bad for business.

    For instance, consumers can now have books delivered to their doorstep for less money than they would have to pay to go to Barnes & Noble to pick them up in person. This means consumers' dollars go further than they did in the pre-Internet era more »

  • Near Its All-Time High, Priceline Can Continue to Rally

    By Sammy Pollack - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    Over the past decade, as shown by the chart below, shares of the world's largest online travel booking site, Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN), are up more than 3,000%. However, there are reasons why I believe the rally can continue.

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    Valuation

    Despite trading at an all-time high, as shown by the chart below, Priceline is not trading close to historic highs on a forward PE-ratio basis more »

  • More Long-term Growth Is Expected for Priceline.com

    By Nick Chiu - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    Summer is here, and it’s time to book a trip online for your vacation. For people who have booked a trip or bought tickets online before, then the business model of Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) can be understood easier. Priceline.com, a leading global online hotel reservation provider, owns and operates several brands, including Booking.com, Priceline.com, Agoda.com, Kayak.com and Rentalcars.com. Booking.com is the more »

  • How to Play the Online Travel Business

    By Marshall Hargrave - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    Priceline.com's (NASDAQ: PCLN) stock continues to defy gravity and stay near the $800 level. Many skeptics have been asking how the stock can be this high with shares having risen 3,000% in the past eight years. The answer is that the company is the best in the online travel space. Priceline has successfully moved from being primarily a “Name Your Price” website to a fully integrated online more »

  • 3 Reasons Why This Stock Is on the Rise

    By Tanya Kanodia - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, TRIP

    TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP) is the world’s largest travel site and operates in 30 countries, having trusted reviews from global travelers. It has gradually become the one stop portal for all travel needs and has developed a strong brand image. In this article, I will enumerate the reasons why I believe this stock is on the rise and will eventually outperform its peers.

    Impressive Q1 results

    In Q1 2013, TripAdvisor more »

  • This Dot.com Survivor Is a True Winner

    By Yaniv Hirsch - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, GOOG, OWW, PCLN

    Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN) operates as an online travel company. Priceline is also one of few survivors from the dot.com good old days. As opposed to most of the other dot.com companies that disappeared from the face of the universe when the dot.com bubble popped, Priceline is still alive and has a vibrant business. The company is considered the largest U.S. online travel agent by market more »

  • Which Online Travel Company Should We Invest In?

    By Anh HOANG - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, OWW, PCLN

    These days, in order to quickly find the cheapest airfare or hotel bookings for our travel plans, we often seek help from online travel bookers such as Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN), Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE), and Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW). Interestingly, these three companies have exhibited different share price performances in the past twelve months. 

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    Orbitz has been the best performer among the three with an appreciation of nearly 110%, while more »

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