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Morning Hot Stocks: The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN)

With a market cap of 91.32 B, The Priceline Group Inc. has a large market cap size. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/31/1999. The Priceline Group Inc. is in the Business Services industry and Services sector. Average volume for The Priceline Group Inc., is 468.84, and so far today it has a volume of 562444. Performance year to date since the 3/31/1999 is 26.30%.

To help you determine whether The Priceline Group Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 41.81 and forward P/E is 21.62. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Priceline Group Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.42. P/S ratio is 8.29 and the P/B ratio is 8.43. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 17.01 and 26.99 respectively.

At the current price The Priceline Group Inc. is trading at, 1851.6 (2.72% today), The Priceline Group Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 44.28, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 16.22% after growing -13.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 21.90%, and 12.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 49.32, and the number of shares float is 49.02. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 97.50%. The float short is 3.52%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.68. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.90%, and also a return on investment of 13.30%.

The ability for The Priceline Group Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.2, and quick ratio is 2.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.68 and total debt/equity is 0.77. In terms of margins, The Priceline Group Inc. has a gross margin of 96.50%, with its operating margin at 26.30%, and The Priceline Group Inc. has a profit margin of 20.10%.

The 52 week high is -3.92%, with 61.28% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.09% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.98%.

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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