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How has The Priceline Group Inc.:(NASDAQ:PCLN) performed recently?

The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 66079.56. It is in the Business Services industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 26.11, a forward P/E of 16.9 and EPS of 50.79. At a stock price of 1345.13 (1.44%) it has a dividend yield of *TBA.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 36.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by 8.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 17.35% and more long-term 15.57% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 24.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 16.70%.

For performance, The Priceline Group Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.48%. For the last month performance for The Priceline Group Inc. is 10.12%. While the last quarter is 0.65% and half year, 27.13%. Finally for the year, performance is 8.75%.

The 52-week high for The Priceline Group Inc., is at -8.90%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 41.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.18% and 5.32% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.51%, and for the month it is 1.84%. The Priceline Group Inc., has a target price of 1472.05.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.7, and for total debt/equity The Priceline Group Inc. has 0. The gross margin is 93.80%, while operating margin is 34.90%, the profit margin is 27.20%. The current ratio is 2.4 and the quick ratio is 2.4.

Insider ownership is at 0.40%, with instituitional ownership at 95.50%. The Priceline Group Inc. has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 49.83. The shares float is 49.46, with the float short at 2.72%, with short ratio coming to 2.04.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Priceline Group Inc., get 14.90%, with its returns on investment at 17.90%. Return on equity is 29.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 1472.05, reached soon?

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