Unigestion Holding SA Has $7.39 Million Stock Holdings in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG)

Unigestion Holding SA trimmed its position in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG) by 71.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,107 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 7,960 shares during the quarter. Unigestion Holding SA’s holdings in Booking were worth $7,388,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Hoylecohen LLC bought a new position in Booking in the 1st quarter valued at about $1,472,000. Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP increased its holdings in shares of Booking by 6.7% during the first quarter. Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP now owns 35,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $82,010,000 after purchasing an additional 2,200 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co increased its holdings in shares of Booking by 18.4% during the first quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 180 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $419,000 after purchasing an additional 28 shares during the period. Childress Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Booking by 138.1% during the 1st quarter. Childress Capital Advisors LLC now owns 100 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $232,000 after acquiring an additional 58 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pendal Group Limited boosted its position in shares of Booking by 262.9% during the 1st quarter. Pendal Group Limited now owns 1,680 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,914,000 after acquiring an additional 1,217 shares in the last quarter. 89.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NASDAQ BKNG traded down $18.01 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $2,323.12. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 295,151 shares, compared to its average volume of 342,788. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $2,437.63 and a 200 day moving average price of $2,309.58. Booking Holdings Inc. has a one year low of $1,860.73 and a one year high of $2,687.29. The company has a current ratio of 2.48, a quick ratio of 2.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $95.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 253.62, a P/E/G ratio of 3.16 and a beta of 1.20.

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $37.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $31.56 by $6.14. The business had revenue of $4.68 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.16 billion. Booking had a net margin of 4.15% and a return on equity of 24.32%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $12.27 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Booking Holdings Inc. will post 43.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Booking news, CEO Glenn D. Fogel sold 750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2,420.91, for a total value of $1,815,682.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO David I. Goulden sold 183 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $2,520.00, for a total transaction of $461,160.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,866 shares of company stock valued at $4,623,855 in the last ninety days. 0.27% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Piper Sandler increased their price target on shares of Booking from $2,375.00 to $2,750.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 4th. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Booking from $2,550.00 to $2,650.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 4th. Royal Bank of Canada raised their target price on shares of Booking from $2,400.00 to $2,700.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 4th. Wedbush lifted their price target on shares of Booking from $2,200.00 to $2,400.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, November 4th. Finally, Argus upgraded shares of Booking from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3,060.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Booking has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $2,688.07.

Booking 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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