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    Basic Materials

    Must-know: Why Maverick adds new position in Ashland

    Ashland has seen pressure from activist investor JANA Partners, which acquired a stake in the chemical maker in April, 2013, to boost shareholder value.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    What Analysts Recommend for Priceline after 3Q17 Results

    Of the 31 analysts rating Priceline’s stock after the company’s 3Q17 earnings report, 19.4% (six analysts) have issued a “strong buy” rating and 58.1% (18 analysts) have issued a “buy” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    JAT Capital ups its position in Yahoo

    Yahoo! Inc. is a global technology company that provides a variety of products and services. Recently, Yahoo shares climbed higher on third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analyst estimates.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Miscellaneous

    How Did the Market React to the Terror Attack in Brussels?

    SPY closed almost flat on March 22. It recovered after an initial sell-off following the terror attack in Brussels. This is common after the uncertainty of an event.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    TripAdvisor Fell ~5% after Its Q4 Earnings

    TripAdvisor (TRIP) shares fell ~5% during after-hours trading on February 12. The company reported lower-than-expected bottom-line results.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Impact of the Slowdown in China’s Retail and Financial Sectors

    The financial sector is the largest sectoral component of all four mutual funds. So how the sector performs will have a major impact on the returns of these funds.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    Will Market Share Gains Continue to Drive Priceline’s Revenue Growth in 2016?

    For 3Q16, analysts are estimating Priceline’s revenues to grow by 16.6%, which would be higher than the 12% growth the company saw in the second quarter.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Priceline?

    Priceline’s consensus 12-month target price is $1,479.55, which indicates an 11.5% return potential.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing Risk-Adjusted Returns of Four China-Focused Mutual Funds

    Risk-adjusted returns is a concept that can be used to determine how much return an investment can provide with the given level of risk associated with it.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why China’s CPI Data Were Stronger in February

    In February, China’s CPI (consumer price index) rose 2.5% YoY—the largest rise since July 2014. It was also higher than the 1.8% YoY rise in January.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    Which Segment Is Ctrip’s Biggest Contributor to Growth?

    Hotels make up a significant part of Ctrip’s revenues—39% of total revenues in 2Q16—similar to OTA peers Priceline, Expedia, and TripAdvisor.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Priceline Continues to Expand Using Acquisitions

    Priceline (PCLN) and Expedia (EXPE) have been on an acquisition spree. They’ve spent more than $7.6 billion collectively on acquisitions over the last two years.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do the Key Metrics for TripAdvisor Suggest?

    For 3Q16, TRIP’s revenue per shopper fell 12%. This is slightly better than the 24% decline seen in 1Q16 and the 19% decline seen in 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Trivago’s Key Metrics

    RQPR rose 2.1% in 2015 to 1.5 euros compared to 1.4 euros in 2014. For the nine months ended in September 2016, RQPR fell 6.0%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Priceline’s Valuation after 2Q16: What’s Priced In?

    Priceline currently trades at a forward PE multiple of 19.5x. This is slightly lower than its average valuation of 19.9x since February 2006.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Valuation: Priceline Versus Its Peers

    As of November 6, 2015, Priceline’s forward PE ratio stood at 21.8x, and its average valuation stands at 20x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Trivago’s Journey toward Its IPO

    In Expedia’s 2Q16 earnings call in July 2016, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said it would work with Trivago to file a Trivago IPO before the end of 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Expedia ahead of 4Q16 Earnings?

    Of the 31 analysts tracking Expedia (EXPE) stock, 19.0% (six analysts) have given it a “strong buy” recommendation, and 61.0% (19 analysts) have given it a “buy.”

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    JAT Capital opens new position in Ctrip.com

    Ctrip.com International, Ltd., or Ctrip, is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservations, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    JAT Capital sells its position in Vipshop Holdings

    According to a Bloomberg report in March, Vipshop’s Guangzhou-based share price doubled this year after surging 369% in 2013. This was the biggest advance on the Bloomberg China-U.S. Equity Index.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Will Priceline Start Paying Dividends in 2016?

    In 1H16, Priceline had operating cash flow of $1.3 billion, or ~29.5% of gross profit. At the end of 2Q16, its total cash and equivalents were $2.7 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Expedia Likely to Continue Dividend Payouts

    Expedia (EXPE) is the only online travel player to pay a dividend to its investors.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Maverick Capital lowers position in Baidu, Inc.

    Maverick Capital lowered its position in Baidu, Inc. in 3Q14. The position accounts for 0.36% of the fund’s total portfolio in the third quarter.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    JAT Capital’s activist stake in Madison Square Garden

    In its latest amended filing to SEC, JAT Capital revealed it has an activist stake equal to 9.36% of the company’s shares outstanding. It upped its stake to 5.96 million shares, pushing the company’s management harder to consider strategic alternatives.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Financials

    JAT Capital starts a new position in Zillow

    Zillow, Inc. operates the leading real estate and home-related marketplaces on mobile and the Web. Zillow reported quarterly revenue of $88.6 million, up 66% over 3Q 2013.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Baidu Close Its Travel Platform?

    Baidu shut down its travel information platform called “Baidu Travel.” The company shut down the travel platform as part of its business adjustments.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Consumer

    Where Does Booking Holdings Stand among Peers?

    Booking Holdings (BKNG) stock is currently trading at a discounted PE valuation multiple to its peers Ctrip.com International (CTRP), TripAdvisor (TRIP), and Expedia (EXPE).

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Expedia Has an Attractive Valuation Multiple

    Expedia stock is trading at a PE ratio of 22.07x. At the current multiple, the stock is trading at a discounted valuation compared to its peers.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Consumer

    Booking Holdings’ Prepaid Business Model to Drive Q4 Revenues

    Apart from a healthy travel demand environment, Booking Holdings’ (BKNG) sustained focus on investing in marketing, alternative accommodations, people, and technology could continue driving its revenues.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Expedia Benefit from Online Travel Booking Demand?

    The travel industry dynamics have changed drastically over the last decade. Travelers are shifting to online travel booking agencies.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Expedia: Key Revenue Metric Trends in Q4

    Lodging is the major revenue growth driver for Expedia. The business unit accounted for 69% of the company’s fourth-quarter revenues.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Expedia’s Q4 Revenues

    Expedia’s (EXPE) revenues rose 10% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.56 billion in the fourth quarter.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Expedia Perform in Q4?

    Expedia reported strong fourth-quarter results on February 7. The company’s adjusted EPS of $1.24 beat analysts’ expectation of $1.08.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Consumer

    Expedia’s Share Price: Analysts Expect Strong Upside

    Among the 32 analysts covering Expedia, seven recommended a “strong buy,” 15 recommended a “buy,” and ten recommended a “hold.”

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Consumer

    TripAdvisor: Non-Hotel Segment Drove Its Q4 Revenues

    TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) fourth-quarter revenues grew 8% YoY (year-over-year) to $346 million and beat analysts’ forecast of $342.8 million.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Alibaba Is Keeping Alibaba Pictures Busy after Deal

    Alibaba (BABA) increased its stake in Alibaba Pictures late last year.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Expedia’s Key Metrics in Q4

    Lodging accounted for 69% of Expedia’s fourth-quarter revenues. Lodging is still the most important contributor to the company’s top line.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Consumer

    Expedia: Travel Demand and Marketing Initiatives

    In the fourth quarter, Expedia’s (EXPE) revenues of $2.56 billion beat analysts’ estimate of $2.54 billion and rose 10% YoY.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Expedia to Benefit from Rising Online Travel Demand

    With such a massive product portfolio and partnerships, Expedia is well positioned to capitalize on the growth opportunities in the travel industry.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Non-Hotel Segment: TripAdvisor’s Key Revenue Growth Driver

    For 2018, analysts expect TripAdvisor to report non-hotel revenues of $449 million—YoY (year-over-year) growth of ~25%.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Expedia Stands among Its Peers

    Currently, Expedia’s (EXPE) PE multiple stands at 20.63x. At its current multiple, the stock is trading at a premium valuation to its peers.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Breaking Down Expedia’s Q3 2018 Revenue

    Expedia’s (EXPE) revenue rose 10.5% YoY (year-over-year) to $3.28 billion in the third quarter.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Consumer

    Ctrip’s Q3 Earnings and Revenues Beat Analysts’ Estimates

    Ctrip.com International (CTRP) posted strong third-quarter results yesterday.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Consumer

    TripAdvisor Shares Rose 8% Due to Strong Q3 Earnings Growth

    TripAdvisor’s third-quarter revenues grew 4% YoY to $458 million due to its Non-Hotel business segment’s strong performance.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    How Much Longer Can the Economy Keep Growing?

    Many indicators continue to tell us the economy is very late in the cycle. The current economic expansion is now the second longest on record, surpassed only by the tech boom of the 1990s.

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    TripAdvisor Valuation: What Is Priced In?

    Currently, TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) forward price-to-earnings ratio stands at 28.0x, which is lower than the 35.6x average valuation seen since its initial stock listing in 2011.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Revenue Weakness Impacts TripAdvisor’s Profitability

    TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) 3Q17 adjusted EBITDA declined 17.0% YoY to $95.0 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Can TripAdvisor Overcome Weakness in Hotel Bookings?

    In 3Q17, TripAdvisor’s revenues grew 4.3% year-over-year to $439.0 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Analysts Estimate for Priceline in 4Q17

    After Priceline (PCLN) released its 3Q17 results, analysts’ estimates for 2017 and 2018 were revised downwards. For the fourth quarter of 2017, sales are expected to grow 14.8% year-over-year or YoY to $2.7 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Priceline’s Increasing Leverage: What You Need to Know

    A large part of Priceline’s (PCLN) growth in the past has come from acquiring smaller companies all over the world. It had to raise debt to finance some of these acquisitions.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Priceline’s Key Metric Growth Is Slowing Down

    Hotel accommodations have historically driven Priceline’s growth. During the third quarter of the year, Priceline’s global accommodation business booked 178 million room nights.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Why Priceline Stock Fell 14% after 3Q17 Earnings

    The Priceline Group (PCLN) reported its third-quarter financial results after market hours on November 6. PCLN beat analyst estimates for both revenues and earnings.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    How Investors Can Assess Priceline’s Increasing Leverage

    At the end of 2Q17, Priceline (PCLN) had $6.4 billion cash on its balance sheet.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Priceline’s Valuation: What Is Priced In?

    Priceline (PCLN) trades at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 25.2x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How the Meituan–Dianping Investment Could Help Priceline

    On October 19, Priceline (PCLN) announced its $450.0 million investment in China-based Meituan–Dianping.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Assessing Priceline’s Revenue Growth in 2017

    Analysts expect Priceline’s fiscal 2017 revenues to grow 16.7% YoY to $12.5 billion, which is slightly lower than the 16.5% YoY growth seen in 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Chart in Focus: Priceline’s Booking Guidance for 3Q17

    In 2Q17, Priceline’s (PCLN) gross bookings grew 16.4% year-over-year to $20.8 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dara Khosrowshahi Left Expedia for Uber

    After a 12-year stint at Expedia (EXPE), Dara Khosrowshahi resigned as the CEO to join Uber. Uber’s search for a new CEO started in June 2017.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mark Okerstrom Is Expedia’s New CEO

    When former CEO Dara Khosrowshahi left Expedia to join Uber, Mark Okerstrom seemed like the obvious choice for the vacant CEO position.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Wall Street’s Ratings for TripAdvisor after 2Q16 Earnings

    Of the 24 analysts rating TripAdvisor (TRIP) stock after 2Q17, 8.3% (two analysts) have issued a “buy” rating, and 70.8% (17 analysts) have issued a “hold.”

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Do Analysts Estimate for TripAdvisor in 2017?

    For 3Q17, TRIP’s EBITDA is expected to fall 14.0% YoY to $98.0 million. For 4Q17, EBITDA is expected to fall 1.9% YoY to $56.9 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Why TripAdvisor’s Margin May Fall in 2017

    TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) 2Q17 adjusted EBITDA rose from $73.0 million in 2Q16 to $101.0 million in 2Q17, a 6.0% rise YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    TripAdvisor’s Revenue Aided by Non-Hotel Segment

    For the second quarter of 2017, TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) revenue rose 8.4% YoY (year-over-year) to $424.0 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    TripAdvisor’s Valuation: What It Means for Investors

    Currently, TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) forward PE ratio is 34.5x, which is mid-level to its all-time high of 50.69x in July 2014 and its all-time low of 17.4 in October 2012.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Do TripAdvisor’s Key Metric Trends Suggest?

    TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) average monthly unique visitors in 2Q17 rose 18.0% YoY (year-over-year) to 414.0 million users compared to 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Analysts’ Recommendations for Priceline ahead of 2Q17 Earnings

    According to a Reuters consensus, of the 31 analysts tracking Priceline Group (PCLN), 23.3%, or seven analysts, have a “strong buy” rating for the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Priceline Valuation: What’s Priced In?

    Currently, Priceline (PCLN) trades at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 27.3x. That’s higher than its average valuation of 22.0x since November 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Why Priceline’s Second-Quarter Margin Is Expected to Fall

    For 2Q17, analysts are estimating Priceline’s (PCLN) EBITDA to rise 6.7% YoY (year-over-year) to $925.4 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Priceline’s Key Metrics Suggest

    For the first quarter of 2017, Priceline’s (PCLN) gross bookings have risen 24.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $20.7 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    How Priceline Can Grow Its Revenue in 2017

    For 2Q17, analysts are estimating that Priceline’s (PCLN) revenue will rise 16.7% YoY to $3.0 billion, which is higher than 12.6% in 1Q17.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Recommend for Priceline ahead of Its 1Q17 Results

    Out of the 31 analysts tracking Priceline (PCLN), seven analysts have a “strong buy” recommendation on the stock, and 18 analysts have a “buy” recommendation on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Investors Are Willing to Pay for Priceline Stock

    Priceline (PCLN) trades at a forward PE multiple of 17.1x. This is higher than its average valuation of 20x since November 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    After a Stellar 2016, Can Priceline’s Revenues Grow in 2017?

    For 1Q17, analysts are estimating Priceline’s (PCLN) revenues to grow 13.8% year-over-year to $2.4 billion, lower than the 16.7% YoY growth seen in 1Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Priceline’s Valuations for 2017: What Is Priced In?

    Priceline (PCLN) currently trades at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 25.2x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How Market Share Gains Can Boost Priceline’s Revenue Growth Rate

    Priceline’s (PCLN) fiscal 2016 performance was subdued by the dollar’s appreciation. Because Priceline has a widespread international presence, it’s prone to currency fluctuation risks.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did Priceline Acquire Momondo?

    After the unconventional acquisition of Opentable, Momondo was a logical addition as it adds to the travel database of Kayak’s existing portfolio.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    What the Momondo Acquisition Means for Priceline and Expedia

    Momondo is estimated to have generated $125 million in revenues for the last 12 months, which means a price-to-sales multiple of 4.4x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Priceline’s String of Acquisitions Continues with Momondo

    Earlier this month, the Priceline Group (PCLN) signed a deal to acquire Momondo Group. Priceline will acquire all outstanding shares of Momondo for $550 million in an all-cash deal.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Will Market Share Gains Continue to Drive PCLN’s Revenue Growth?

    For 4Q16, analysts expect Priceline’s (PCLN) revenue to rise 16.2%, less than the 18.9% growth the company saw in 3Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Analyst Estimates for TripAdvisor in 2017

    Of the 28 analysts rating TripAdvisor (TRIP) stock after the company’s 4Q16 earnings report, two analysts issued a “buy” rating, 23 analysts issued a “hold” rating, and three analysts issued a “sell” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    TripAdvisor’s Valuation: What Does It Mean for Investors?

    Currently, TripAdvisor (TRIP) has a forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio of 17.9x—lower than its average of 18.5x.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why TripAdvisor’s Margins Could Decline in 2017

    TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) adjusted EBITDA decreased from $466 million in 2015 to $352 million in 2016, a decline of 24% year-over-year.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    TripAdvisor’s 4Q16 Revenues Rose 2.7% YoY to $316 Million

    For 4Q16, TripAdvisor’s (TRIP) revenues rose 2.7% year-over-year to $316 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Investors Are Willing to Pay for Expedia

    Expedia (EXPE) currently trades at a forward PE multiple of 22.5x. This multiple is significantly higher than its average valuation multiple of 14.8x since November 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Expedia’s Profitability: What to Expect in 2017

    For 2016, Expedia’s (EXPE) adjusted EBITDA (as reported by the company) rose 39% year-over-year or YoY to $1.6 billion, compared to $1.2 billion in 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Takeaways from Expedia’s 4Q16 Key Metrics Performance

    Hotel reservations accounted for 61% of Expedia’s 4Q16 revenue and remain the most important contributor to Expedia’s revenues.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can Expedia’s Dividend Payout Increase?

    EXPE is the only online travel player that pays dividends to its investors. It has also consistently increased dividend payouts.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Analysts Estimate for TripAdvisor in 2016 and Beyond?

    Of the 27 analysts rating TripAdvisor (TRIP) stock after the company’s 3Q16 earnings report, 14.8% (four analysts) issued a “buy” rating, 74.1% (20 analysts) issued a “hold” rating, and 11.1% (three analysts) issued a “sell” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trivago Commercials Find a Huge Audience

    Trivago spends a great deal of money on its popular ads. Three of its ads rank among the top ten most-watched travel videos on YouTube for 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trivago’s Expected IPO on December 16

    Trivago, Expedia’s (EXPE) German hotel booking site, filed for an IPO in the US on November 14, 2016. The expected date for the Trivago IPO is Friday, December 16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Trivago’s Financials: Revenue at the Cost of Ads

    Trivago’s revenue has risen an impressive 90.0% CAGR from 2010 to 2013. As Trivago’s markets mature, the growth rate will decline, as is evident from recent trends.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Close Look at Trivago’s Business Model

    Trivago combines hotel content from various sources on its platform. These hotels are then displayed to users based on their search criteria.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trivago Filed for Initial Public Offering: What Does That Mean?

    Trivago, Expedia’s (EXPE) German-based hotel booking site, has filed for an IPO in the United States. It’s seeking to list its ADRs on Nasdaq under the symbol TRVG.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Ctrip Invest in Skyscanner?

    In its earnings call on November 23, Ctrip.com (CTRP) announced that it acquired a majority stake in Skyscanner, a metasearch engine based in Scotland, for ~$1.7 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can Ctrip Remain Profitable in 2016 and Beyond?

    The online travel market’s margins are expected to improve now that pricing stability has returned to the industry.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Qunar Is Going Private: How Does It Affect Investors?

    In June 2016, Qunar (QUNR) received an initial proposal from private equity firm Ocean Management.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can Ctrip Expand Its Margins in 2016 and Beyond?

    For 3Q16, analysts are estimating that Ctrip will report a loss of $34 million, with a net margin of -4%, as compared to its net margin of 76% in 3Q15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Analysts Recommending for Ctrip?

    According to Reuter, of the 31 analysts tracking Ctrip, 26 analysts have issued a “buy,” while three have issued a “hold,” and two have issued a “sell.”

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Estimate For TripAdvisor in 2016 and Beyond?

    Of the 27 analysts rating TripAdvisor’s stock after the company’s 3Q16 earnings report, four analysts issued a “buy” rating, 20 analysts issued a “hold” rating, and three analysts gave a “sell” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can TripAdvisor Reduce Leverage for the Rest of 2016?

    TripAdvisor (TRIP) has been on an aggressive expansion spree, especially with its instant booking rollout.

    By Ally Schmidt
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