Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Expedia (EXPE) Share Price

News stories about Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Expedia earned a media sentiment score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the online travel company an impact score of 45.0116813361377 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Shares of NASDAQ:EXPE traded down $0.30 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $107.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,613,079 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,559,204. The company has a market cap of $16,329.53, a P/E ratio of 28.83, a P/E/G ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 1.04. Expedia has a fifty-two week low of $98.52 and a fifty-two week high of $161.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 0.70.

Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The online travel company reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.15 by ($0.31). The business had revenue of $2.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.35 billion. Expedia had a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 9.66%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.17 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Expedia will post 3.49 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 8th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 7th. Expedia’s dividend payout ratio is currently 32.26%.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on EXPE. BidaskClub upgraded Expedia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday. Wedbush began coverage on Expedia in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $117.00 price objective for the company. DA Davidson began coverage on Expedia in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $132.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine lowered Expedia from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Needham & Company LLC lowered Expedia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and twenty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $145.08.

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Expedia Company Profile

Expedia, Inc is an online travel company. The Company operates through four segments: Core Online Travel Agencies (Core OTA), trivago, Egencia and HomeAway. The Company’s Core OTA segment provides a range of travel and advertising services to its customers across the world, through a range of brands, including Expedia.com and Hotels.com in the United States, and localized Expedia and Hotels.com Websites throughout the world, Orbitz.com, Expedia Affiliate Network, Hotwire.com, Travelocity, Wotif Group, CarRentals.com and Classic Vacations.

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