Insider Selling: Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) CEO Sells 295 Shares of Stock

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) CEO Gillian Tans sold 295 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2,190.01, for a total transaction of $646,052.95. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Gillian Tans also recently made the following trade(s):

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  • On Thursday, February 15th, Gillian Tans sold 123 shares of Booking stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,850.86, for a total transaction of $227,655.78.
  • On Tuesday, January 16th, Gillian Tans sold 122 shares of Booking stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,930.71, for a total transaction of $235,546.62.

Shares of Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) traded down $16.28 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2,171.49. 385,364 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 557,770. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 2.58 and a quick ratio of 2.58. Booking Holdings Inc. has a 52 week low of $1,630.56 and a 52 week high of $2,228.99. The company has a market capitalization of $105,644.34, a P/E ratio of 46.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 1.27.

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The business services provider reported $16.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $14.12 by $2.74. Booking had a net margin of 18.46% and a return on equity of 21.12%. The company had revenue of $2.80 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.70 billion. sell-side analysts predict that Booking Holdings Inc. will post 87.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on BKNG shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Booking from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. JMP Securities increased their price objective on shares of Booking from $1,950.00 to $2,100.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Booking from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. MKM Partners lowered shares of Booking from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $2,225.00 to $1,850.00 in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Oppenheimer increased their target price on shares of Booking from $1,950.00 to $2,100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $2,047.23.

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About Booking

Booking Holdings Inc, formerly The Priceline Group Inc, is a provider of travel and restaurant online reservation and related services. The Company, through its online travel companies (OTCs), connects consumers wishing to make travel reservations with providers of travel services across the world. It offers consumers an array of accommodation reservations (including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, apartments, vacation rentals and other properties) through its Booking.com, priceline.com and agoda.com brands.

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