Views On Expedia Group Inc. (EXPE) From A Technical Perspective


The stock of Expedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) increased by $1.22 on Wednesday to $101.50, up 1.22 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 1,666,951 shares of common stock traded. 9 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$79.08. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 2,776,063, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 2,612,755.

EXPE stock appreciated 4.61% since last month. On 11/07/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $85.02. The stock touched a high of $217.72 on 02/16/22, after rallying from a low of $85.02 in 52 weeks. The price of EXPE stock has declined by -44.51% or -$79.08 this year, reaching a new high 9 times. Still, the stock price is down -53.38% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

EXPE stock investors should be aware that Expedia Group Inc. (EXPE) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on Nov 15. On Nov 15, Chief Accounting Officer Soliday Lance A sold 635 shares at $100.18 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $63,617. On Sep 07, Dolgen Jonathan L sold 1,000 shares at a price of US$101.55. After the transaction, the insider now owns 37,779 shares. Chief Accounting Officer Soliday Lance A had earlier sold 636 shares on Aug 15 for $114.04 a share. The transaction was completed for $72,532.

Valuation Metrics

Expedia Group Inc. (EXPE) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 35.57. Beta for the stock is 1.52. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.37, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 6.97, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 4.72.

Company paid $0.34 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $0.34 last year.

Financial Health

For the three months ended September 29, Expedia Group Inc.’s quick ratio was 0.80, while its current ratio was 0.80, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 is 2.75, and the total debt to equity ratio is 2.75. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 85.50% percent. Expedia Group Inc.’s operating margin stood at 13.90% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $7.08 billion and revenue of $8.6 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. EXPE’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 1.90%. There was a 3.90% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 21.70%.

Earnings Surprise

According to Expedia Group Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended September 29, it had $6.24 billion in total debt versus $49.0 million in cash and short-term investments. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $3.62 billion, while revenues rose by 18.15% to $3.18 billion. It was predicted that Expedia Group Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $4.05, but it ended up being $4.12, beating the consensus by -1.70%. EBITDA was $1.12 billion for the quarter. At the end of Expedia Group Inc.’s most recent quarter ended September 29, its liabilities totaled 18.17 billion, while its total debt was $6.55 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $156.09 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Expedia Group Inc.’s (EXPE) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 November, the RSI 9-day stood at 61.61%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 38.69% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 75.30% and 69.76% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 4.09. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 85.48%, the RSI (14) reading is 57.61%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.40, and the 14-day reading is at 3.00.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts have assigned Expedia Group Inc. (EXPE) an Overweight rating. EXPE is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 16 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 2 rates it overweight and 12 others recommend it as a buy.

What is EXPE’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $100.00 and $190.00, with a median target price of $120.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Expedia Group Inc. (EXPE) is $131.28.


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