Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) CEO Sells $1,077,831.60 in Stock

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) CEO Gillian Tans sold 606 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,778.60, for a total transaction of $1,077,831.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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

  • On Monday, April 15th, Gillian Tans sold 321 shares of Booking stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,834.00, for a total transaction of $588,714.00.
  • On Friday, March 15th, Gillian Tans sold 321 shares of Booking stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,751.79, for a total transaction of $562,324.59.

Booking stock traded down $16.02 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $1,787.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 345,921 shares, compared to its average volume of 488,405. Booking Holdings Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $1,606.27 and a fifty-two week high of $2,162.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.27. The company has a market cap of $77.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.04.



Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The business services provider reported $11.17 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $11.26 by ($0.09). Booking had a net margin of 28.79% and a return on equity of 48.32%. The business had revenue of $2.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.93 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $12.34 EPS. Booking’s revenue was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts predict that Booking Holdings Inc. will post 101.06 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on BKNG. Ascendiant Capital Markets set a $2,000.00 target price on shares of Booking and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Mizuho dropped their price target on shares of Booking from $2,130.00 to $2,050.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 10th. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Booking from $1,900.00 to $1,950.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, May 10th. UBS Group dropped their price target on shares of Booking from $2,000.00 to $1,960.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $2,250.00 price target (up from $2,235.00) on shares of Booking in a research note on Friday, May 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. Booking currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $2,069.41.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Guidant Wealth Advisors acquired a new position in shares of Booking during the 1st quarter worth $26,000. AdvisorNet Financial Inc raised its stake in shares of Booking by 850.0% during the 1st quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 19 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $33,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the last quarter. Truvestments Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Booking during the 1st quarter worth $44,000. Horan Capital Advisors LLC. acquired a new position in shares of Booking during the 1st quarter worth $49,000. Finally, Hanson McClain Inc. raised its stake in shares of Booking by 1,650.0% during the 1st quarter. Hanson McClain Inc. now owns 35 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $61,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the last quarter. 95.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Booking Company Profile

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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