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Morning Trending Tickers: The Priceline Group Inc., (PCLN)

Friday February 24th 2017: The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Business Services in the sector of Services. Based in USA, The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN  has a market cap of 95.74 B. Since its IPO date on the 3/31/1999, The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN performance year to date is 32.75%. Today The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN has gained -0.16%, with a current price of 1943.16.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 97.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 10.90%, with return on investment at 13.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.68. While Total debt/equity is 0.77. With a profit margin of 20.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 96.50%, and operating margin of 26.30%. The Priceline Group Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.2, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN has seen a EPS growth of -13.80%. A performance for the year of 44.65%. The 52-week high is -0.42%, and the 52-week low is 48.89%. The average volume for The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN is 117123.

With a target price of 2033.93, can The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN. The Priceline Group Inc. has a P/E of 43.95 and a forward P/E of 22.7. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.52. The Priceline Group Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 8.69 and 8.86 respectively. For P/cash, The Priceline Group Inc. has a value of 17.83, while it is 28.29 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 1943.16, The Priceline Group Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 22.30%.

Looking more long-term The Priceline Group Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 17.46%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.14% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -13.80% for this year and for the last five years a 15.60% growth has been seen.

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