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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Expedia Inc., EXPE

Expedia Inc., EXPE is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Lodging in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Expedia Inc., EXPE  has a market cap of 17765.6. Since its IPO date on the 7/21/2005, Expedia Inc., EXPE performance year to date is -4.61%. Today Expedia Inc., EXPE has gained -0.64%, with a current price of 117.77.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 60.90%. Return of assets are at 1.30%, with return on investment at 8.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Expedia Inc., EXPE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.76. While Total debt/equity is 0.76. With a profit margin of 2.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 80.90%, and operating margin of 3.90%. Expedia Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Expedia Inc., EXPE has seen a EPS growth of 90.80%. A performance for the year of -3.32%. The 52-week high is -15.45%, and the 52-week low is 34.13%. The average volume for Expedia Inc., EXPE is 1174100.

With a target price of 132.96, can Expedia Inc., EXPE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Expedia Inc., EXPE. Expedia Inc. has a P/E of 77.79 and a forward P/E of 18.06. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.76. Expedia Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.3 and 4.19 respectively. For P/cash, Expedia Inc. has a value of 7.61, while it is 29.64 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 117.77, Expedia Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.88%. We see a return on equity of 4.80%.

Looking more long-term Expedia Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 28.14%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 32.45% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 90.80% for this year and for the last five years a 22.20% growth has been seen.

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