Momentum Stock Watch: Expedia Group, Inc. (EXPE)

Company Profile:

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Core OTA, Trivago, HomeAway, and Egencia segments. The company facilitates the booking of hotel rooms, airline seats, car rentals, and destination services from its travel suppliers; and acts as an agent in the transactions. It serves leisure and corporate travelers, including travel agencies, tour operators, travel supplier direct websites and their call centers; consolidators and wholesalers of travel products and services; online portals and search websites; and travel metasearch websites, mobile travel applications, social media websites, as well as traditional consumer e-commerce and group buying websites. It also engages in advertising and media business. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Recent News:

On March 26, 2018, the company announced that it changed its corporate name from “Expedia, Inc.” to “Expedia Group, Inc.” The stock will continue to trade on Nasdaq under the EXPE ticker symbol.

On Feb 8, 2018, Expedia reported 2017 fourth-quarter profit of $55.2 million, or 35 cents a share, on sales of $2.32 billion, up from $2.09 billion a year ago.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

EXPE’s strengths can be seen in its better growth and better efficiency compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in stoxline Trend-Signal line. The RSI(15) stands at 50.64 with positive bias. We rate Expedia Group, Inc. (EXPE) a STRONG BUY.

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