Analyst Ratings for Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN)Updated: 2017-07-27
Shares of Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for PCLN last month.
31 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 22 gave PCLN a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.
PCLN was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 2250, implying a possible profit of 11.11 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 1850, implying a possible loss of -8.65 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.04 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.26 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.3 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.66 percent in FY estimates.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
The growth rate of PCLN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 66.67 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PCLN is 0.69.
In the last 52-weeks, PCLN has achieved a high of 2043.95 and a low of 1310.00. Today's price is 54.59 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.92 percent lower than its 52-week high. PCLN has a price/earnings ratio of 45.7. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PCLN value stock report compares PCLN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $99.97 billion. PCLN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.