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

Today’s top gainers include the company The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) which is in the industry Business Services, gaining 0.15% today. In the last week its performance is -4.40%, and 1.99% for the past quarter. Currently, The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN has a target price of 2023.79, so today’s gain of 0.15% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.15%.

The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN), has a market cap of 88.81 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 97.50%.

At the current price of 1812, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 2023.79. This is with a profit margin of 20.10%, and total debt/equity of 0.77. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has a P/E of 40.86, as well as a forward P/E of 21.14.

With a current EPS of 44.28, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 16.23%,The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 15.60%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 17.27%.

Performance for the year is 38.59%. Since its IPO date on 3/31/1999, the total performance to date is 23.41%.

Volume today for The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN), is 3359, while its average volume is 463.06. Whilst the total gain today was 0.15%, it did have a day high of -5.97%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.52%, and 1.44% for the month. The 52-week low for The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN has been 57.83%, while the 52-week-high has reached -5.97%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 13.30%, and its return on assets is 10.90%. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has an operating margin of 26.30%. With a sales growth of 12.60% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.68, and has a current ratio of 2.2 and 2.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of The Priceline Group Inc.? Well its PEG is 2.37, and the P/S is 8.06, along with a P/B of 8.23. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 16.54.

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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