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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 16068.7. Since its IPO date on the 7/21/2005, Expedia Inc., EXPE performance year to date is -11.57%. Today Expedia Inc., EXPE has gained 1.73%, with a current price of 109.43.

Ownership of the company is 4.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 91.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 18.90%. Return of assets are at 4.30%, 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 0.69. While Total debt/equity is 0.69. With a profit margin of 8.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 80.70%, and operating margin of 12.10%. Expedia Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.5, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Expedia Inc., EXPE has seen a EPS growth of 90.80%. A performance for the year of 5.58%. The 52-week high is -21.62%, and the 52-week low is 24.34%. The average volume for Expedia Inc., EXPE is 1661285.

With a target price of 135.4, can Expedia Inc., EXPE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Expedia Inc., EXPE. Expedia Inc. has a P/E of 23.75 and a forward P/E of 16.37. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.9. Expedia Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.23 and 3.57 respectively. For P/cash, Expedia Inc. has a value of 7.68, while it is 36.32 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 109.43, Expedia Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.88%. We see a return on equity of 17.00%.

Looking more long-term Expedia Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 26.43%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 30.57% 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.

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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