Zweig-dimenna Associates Lowers stake in Priceline Group Inc (PCLN)

Priceline Group Inc (PCLN) : Zweig-dimenna Associates reduced its stake in Priceline Group Inc by 20.11% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 19,190 shares of Priceline Group Inc which is valued at $26,998,795 after selling 4,832 shares in Priceline Group Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 8, 2016.Priceline Group Inc makes up approximately 2.62% of Zweig-dimenna Associates’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Allegis Investment Advisors boosted its stake in PCLN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 153 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,662 shares of Priceline Group Inc which is valued at $2,338,301. Priceline Group Inc makes up approx 1.13% of Allegis Investment Advisors’s portfolio. Turner Investments sold out all of its stake in PCLN during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 560 shares of PCLN which is valued $791,963.Cornerstone Advisors boosted its stake in PCLN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 20 additional shares and now holds a total of 137 shares of Priceline Group Inc which is valued at $181,454. Priceline Group Inc makes up approx 0.18% of Cornerstone Advisors’s portfolio.Capital Analysts boosted its stake in PCLN in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4 additional shares and now holds a total of 318 shares of Priceline Group Inc which is valued at $426,552. Priceline Group Inc makes up approx 0.08% of Capital Analysts’s portfolio.

Priceline Group Inc closed down -8.82 points or -0.63% at $1399.16 with 4,29,164 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $1408, the shares hit an intraday low of $1396.75 and an intraday high of $1412.1 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

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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