NEW YORK, NY (November 2, 2016) — Yesterday, Stock-Callers.com shifts its focus on the global Lodging segment which is expected to continue its upward climb over the next five years due to consistent growth in disposable income. Equities to assess this morning are: Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT), Ctrip.com International Ltd (NASDAQ: CTRP), Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), and Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:
Virginia headquartered Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.’s shares rose 1.57% and finished Monday’s trading session at $22.60. A total volume of 11.31 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 6.79 million shares. Since the start of this year, the stock has advanced 6.61%. The Company’s shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 3.35%. Moreover, shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings, which owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 44.24.
On October 26th, 2016, Hilton Worldwide reported that EPS for Q3 2016 was $0.19 and EPS, adjusted for special items, was $0.23, while net income came in at $192 million, compared to $283 million for Q3 2015. System-wide comparable RevPAR increased 1.3% for Q3 2016 on a currency neutral basis from Q3 2015. Management and franchise fees for Q3 2016 increased 7% from Q3 2015 to $470 million. Free research report on HLT is available at:
On Monday, shares in Shanghai headquartered Ctrip.com International Ltd recorded a trading volume of 4.27 million shares, and ended the session 1.30% lower at $44.15. The stock has gained 3.74% in the previous three months. The Company’s shares are trading 1.17% above their 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Ctrip.com International, which together with its subsidiaries, provides travel service for accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in the People’s Republic of China, have an RSI of 32.23.
On October 19th, 2016, two leading travel groups in India, MakeMyTrip Limited and ibibo Group, announced that they will combine the two businesses under MakeMyTrip, creating one of the leading travel groups in India. Naspers and Tencent, are selling ibibo Group to MakeMyTrip in exchange for an issuance of new shares by MakeMyTrip. Additionally, prior to closing, the US$180 million, 5-year convertible notes issued by MakeMyTrip Limited to Ctrip.com International, in January 2016 will also be converted into common equity, resulting in Ctrip having an approximately 10% stake in the combined entity. The complimentary research report on CTRP can be downloaded at:
Shares in Maryland headquartered Marriott International Inc. closed the day at $68.70, climbing 1.87%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.70 million shares. The Company’s shares have gained 2.03% in the last one month and 3.77% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 1.84% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Marriott International, which operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide, have an RSI of 56.65.
On October 25th, 2016, The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, announced it will debut the brand’s first-ever hotel in Singapore in early 2017. In partnership with boutique developers Harpreet and Satinder Garcha, The Duxton Club, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Singapore will showcase the island’s rich history with stunning redesigns from Anouska Hempel and Jacques Garcia of traditional shophouses-a prevalent building in Singapore’s architectural heritage-in the Tanjong Pagar conservation district. Visit us today and access our complete research report on MAR at:
At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Washington headquartered Expedia Inc. ended 1.83% lower at $129.23. A total volume of 2.60 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.23 million shares. The stock has advanced 10.72% in the last one month, 14.07% in the previous three months, and 4.67% on an YTD basis. The Company’s shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 11.39% and 17.19%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Expedia, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 67.07.
On October 27th, 2016, Expedia announced that gross bookings for Q3 2016 increased $3.2 billion, or 21% y-o-y, to $18.6 billion. Revenue increased 33% y-o-y to $2.6 billion. Global lodging portfolio increased by over 14,000 properties during Q3 2016, or 19% y-o-y, bringing total hotel property count to over 321,000 available on Expedia sites. GAAP net income attributable to Expedia was $279 million in Q3 2016, down 1% compared to GAAP net income of $283 million in Q3 2015.
On October 28th, 2016, research firm Stifel reiterated its ‘Sell’ rating on the Company’s stock with an increase of the target price from $99 a share to $116 a share. Get free access to your research report on EXPE at:
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