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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 -0.65% today. In the last week its performance is -3.11%, and 3.60% for the past quarter. Currently, The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN has a target price of 2023.79, so today’s gain of -0.65% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.08%.

The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN), has a market cap of 89.91 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 97.50%.

At the current price of 1831.61, 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 41.36, as well as a forward P/E of 21.41.

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 40.45%. Since its IPO date on 3/31/1999, the total performance to date is 24.93%.

Volume today for The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN), is 551783, while its average volume is 458.81. Whilst the total gain today was -0.65%, it did have a day high of -4.96%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.36%, and 1.41% for the month. The 52-week low for The Priceline Group Inc., PCLN has been 59.54%, while the 52-week-high has reached -4.96%.

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 2.4, and the P/S is 8.16, along with a P/B of 8.33. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 16.74.

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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