Market Analysts see Expedia Group Inc. [EXPE] gaining to $175. Time to buy?

Expedia Group Inc. [NASDAQ: EXPE] traded at a low on 07/15/21, posting a -1.06 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $159.29. The company report on June 21, 2021 that Chouhaid NASR Appointed New Country Director for Veolia Morocco.

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Antoine Frérot, Veolia Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced that Mr. Chouhaid Nasr has been appointed as Morocco Country Director, effective July 1, 2021. Mr. Nasr succeeds François De Rochambeau who retains his position as Non-Executive Chairman.

As Country Director, Mr. Chouhaid Nasr will join Veolia’s Africa & Middle East Zone Executive Committee. He shall also remain CEO of REDAL, reporting directly to Othmane Hamouda, newly appointed Deputy CEO of REDAL, in lieu of Oussama Bennani who is retiring by the end of the month.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 2217242 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Expedia Group Inc. stands at 2.91% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.86%.

The market cap for EXPE stock reached $22.55 billion, with 145.18 million shares outstanding and 134.74 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.27M shares, EXPE reached a trading volume of 2217242 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Expedia Group Inc. [EXPE]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for EXPE shares is $192.46 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on EXPE stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Expedia Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on May 27, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Evercore ISI raised their target price to In-line. The new note on the price target was released on April 06, 2021, representing the official price target for Expedia Group Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $170, while Wolfe Research analysts kept a Peer Perform rating on EXPE stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Expedia Group Inc. is set at 4.68, with the Price to Sales ratio for EXPE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.32. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 19.12, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 30.47.

How has EXPE stock performed recently?

Expedia Group Inc. [EXPE] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.41. With this latest performance, EXPE shares dropped by -6.30% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 13.28% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 76.54% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for EXPE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 39.65, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.66, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 41.83 for Expedia Group Inc. [EXPE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 168.66, while it was recorded at 163.48 for the last single week of trading, and 146.16 for the last 200 days.

Expedia Group Inc. [EXPE]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Expedia Group Inc. [EXPE] shares currently have an operating margin of -29.60 and a Gross Margin at +50.51. Expedia Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -50.24.

Return on Total Capital for EXPE is now -12.81, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -26.19. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -80.38, with Return on Assets sitting at -13.03. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Expedia Group Inc. [EXPE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 349.72. Additionally, EXPE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 77.76, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 47.38. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 578.08, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 76.66.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Expedia Group Inc. [EXPE] managed to generate an average of -$136,754 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.04 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.26.Expedia Group Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Insider trade positions for Expedia Group Inc. [EXPE]

There are presently around $21,929 million, or 99.40% of EXPE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of EXPE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 14,465,236, which is approximately 1.733% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 9,444,270 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.5 billion in EXPE stocks shares; and ARTISAN PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, currently with $921.26 million in EXPE stock with ownership of nearly -4.485% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Expedia Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 411 institutional holders increased their position in Expedia Group Inc. [NASDAQ:EXPE] by around 31,481,965 shares. Additionally, 322 investors decreased positions by around 33,477,495 shares, while 100 investors held positions by with 72,708,775 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 137,668,235 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. EXPE stock had 175 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,083,905 shares, while 74 institutional investors sold positions of 8,220,097 shares during the same period.

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