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Is The Priceline Group Inc.(NASDAQ: PCLN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/31/1999. The Priceline Group Inc. is in the Business Services industry and Services sector. Average volume for The Priceline Group Inc., is 491.88, and so far today it has a volume of 514100. Performance year to date since the 3/31/1999 is 16.61%.

To help you determine whether The Priceline Group Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.34 and forward P/E is 18.6. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Priceline Group Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.76. P/S ratio is 7.5 and the P/B ratio is 7.95. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 16.83 and 22.31 respectively.

At the current price The Priceline Group Inc. is trading at, 1486.72 (1.04% today), The Priceline Group Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 52.46, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 16.54% after growing 8.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 16.80%, and 12.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 49.48, and the number of shares float is 49.25. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 96.20%. The float short is 2.71%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.72. Management has seen a return on assets of 14.70%, and also a return on investment of 17.90%.

The ability for The Priceline Group Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.7, and quick ratio is 2.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.78 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, The Priceline Group Inc. has a gross margin of 94.60%, with its operating margin at 34.30%, and The Priceline Group Inc. has a profit margin of 27.10%.

The 52 week high is 0.33%, with 55.84% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.17% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.59%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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