Timucuan Asset Management Incfl Lowers stake in Priceline Group Inc (PCLN)

Priceline Group Inc (PCLN) : Timucuan Asset Management Incfl reduced its stake in Priceline Group Inc by 0.18% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 62,190 shares of Priceline Group Inc which is valued at $87,562,276 after selling 110 shares in Priceline Group Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 12, 2016.Priceline Group Inc makes up approximately 7.41% of Timucuan Asset Management Incfl’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Teachers Advisors Inc reduced its stake in PCLN by selling 1,364 shares or 2.34% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 56,893 shares of PCLN which is valued at $80,104,206. Priceline Group Inc makes up approx 0.13% of Teachers Advisors Inc’s portfolio.Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp boosted its stake in PCLN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 171 additional shares and now holds a total of 100,061 shares of Priceline Group Inc which is valued at $140,585,705. Priceline Group Inc makes up approx 0.08% of Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp’s portfolio. Hanson Doremus Investment Management sold out all of its stake in PCLN during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 5 shares of PCLN which is valued $6,754.New York State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in PCLN by selling 396 shares or 0.41% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 97,006 shares of PCLN which is valued at $128,765,764. Priceline Group Inc makes up approx 0.33% of New York State Teachers Retirement System’s portfolio.

Priceline Group Inc opened for trading at $1423 and hit $1433.97 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $1425.19, with a gain of 0.38% or 5.4 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,16,637 shares. Company has a market cap of $70,443 M.

On the company’s financial health, Priceline Group Inc reported $13.93 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 1.27 according to the earnings call on Aug 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $12.66. The company had revenue of $2556.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2592.37 million. The company’s revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $12.45 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Priceline Group Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Aug 5, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 1450 from a previous price target of $1330 .Company shares were Reiterated by The Benchmark Company on Aug 5, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 1600 from a previous price target of $1440 .Company shares were Reiterated by Piper Jaffray on Aug 5, 2016 to “Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 1625 from a previous price target of $1500 .

The Priceline Group Inc. is a provider of online travel and travel related reservation and search services. The Company through its online travel agent (OTA) services connects consumers wishing to make travel reservations with providers of travel services across the world. The Company’s brands include Booking.com KAYAK agoda.com rentalcars.com and OpenTable. The Company offers consumers accommodation reservations including hotels bed and breakfasts hostels apartments vacation rentals and other properties through its Booking.com priceline.com and agoda.com brands. Its priceline.com brand also offers consumers reservations for rental cars airline tickets vacation packages and cruises. The Company offers rental car reservations through its Website rentalcars.com. The Company also provides an online price comparison service from various travel Websites through KAYAK. OpenTable provides its services to consumers and reservation management services to restaurants.

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