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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 17123.75. Since its IPO date on the 7/21/2005, Expedia Inc., EXPE performance year to date is -9.04%. Today Expedia Inc., EXPE has gained 1.15%, with a current price of 113.86.

Ownership of the company is 4.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 90.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 64.30%. Return of assets are at 1.20%, 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 80.70%, and operating margin of 4.10%. 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 -8.85%. The 52-week high is -18.44%, and the 52-week low is 29.38%. The average volume for Expedia Inc., EXPE is 1172212.

With a target price of 133.88, can Expedia Inc., EXPE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Expedia Inc., EXPE. Expedia Inc. has a P/E of 24.43 and a forward P/E of 16.87. 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 2.38 and 4.01 respectively. For P/cash, Expedia Inc. has a value of 7.33, while it is 28.57 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 113.86, Expedia Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.85%. We see a return on equity of 4.50%.

Looking more long-term Expedia Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 27.27%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 30.79% 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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