Traders Sell Shares of The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN) on Strength (PCLN)

Marco Green
September 12, 2017

Allen Investment Management Llc acquired 1,001 shares as Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN)'s stock rose 10.44%. The institutional investor held 172 shares of the business services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $252,000, down from 1,364 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Priceline.Com Group Inc now has $90.20 billion valuation. 226,509 shares of the stock traded hands.

Traders sold shares of The Priceline Group Inc. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Rollins Incorporated (NYSE:ROL) had an increase of 2.01% in short interest. The SI to Rollins Incorporated's float is 10.95%. The stock rose 1.63% or $30 reaching $1868.57.

About 2.73 million shares traded. First Defiance Financial (FDEF) has risen 33.50% since September 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.40% the S&P500. It operates through three divisions: Pharmacy Services, Retail/LTC and Corporate. The company has market cap of $351.62 million. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides its services to both residential and commercial clients in North America, Australia, and Europe with global franchises in Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, Africa, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. It has a 16.19 P/E ratio. The Company's subsidiaries include Orkin LLC., Western Pest Services (Western), The Industrial Fumigant Company, LLC (IFC), HomeTeam Pest Defense (HomeTeam), Rollins Australia and Rollins Wildlife Services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.05, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. 32 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) was reduced too. MILLONES PETER J sold $5.39M worth of stock or 3,052 shares.

Shares of The Priceline Group Inc. Credit Suisse Ag invested 0% of its portfolio in Rollins, Inc. It also increased its holding in Macys Inc (NYSE:M) by 50,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 400,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Interface Inc (NASDAQ:TILE).

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on PCLN shares. Ycg accumulated 0.22% or 497 shares. Tiger Management Limited Com owns 1.26 million shares or 22.93% of their USA portfolio. Assetmark Inc. boosted its position in The Priceline Group by 12.5% in the 1st quarter. First Retail Bank Of Hutchinson accumulated 429 shares or 0.38% of the stock. Addenda Capital stated it has 4,017 shares or 0.47% of all its holdings. Fuller & Thaler Asset holds 0.08% or 3,817 shares in its portfolio. Cowen and Company reissued an "outperform" recommendation and fixed a $2,000.00 target price on the stock of The Priceline Group in a study report on early Tue, May 23rd. Hindman Andrew A. sold $121,319 worth of stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, twenty-seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Nomura maintained it with "Buy" rating and $40 target in Friday, April 28 report. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Monday, May 8 by Maxim Group. The stock has "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 1. (NYSE:ROL) earned "Hold" rating by Zacks on Tuesday, September 1. The stock of Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Needham. Therefore 81% are positive. ELLI was included in 41 notes of analysts from July 23, 2015. The stock has "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, November 10.

The Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Wednesday, August 9 with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Benchmark with "Buy" on Tuesday, November 8. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, July 21. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Evercore. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, January 27 by Goldman Sachs.

Since March 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $3.23 million activity. The insider Docter Jan L sold $2.79M. FMR LLC now owns 1,840,149 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $3,275,411,000 after purchasing an additional 67,569 shares in the last quarter. It dropped, as 69 investors sold PCLN shares while 331 reduced holdings.

Other investment firms and many large funds also purchased or disposed their positions in The corporation. (NASDAQ:PCLN) by 0.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc restated a "positive" rating and set a $2,200.00 target price (up previously from $2,150.00) on shares of The Priceline Group in a report on Thursday, August 10th. On average, analysts anticipate that The Priceline Group Inc. will post $74.70 earnings per share for the current year. Ipg Investment Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 555 shares. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 862,773 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $1,613,834,000 after purchasing an additional 52,133 shares during the last quarter.

Broadfin Capital Llc, which manages about $1.26 billion and $900.72M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Teligent Inc New by 270,190 shares to 1.93 million shares, valued at $12.77M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Lastly, Parsons Capital Management RI raised its position in The Priceline Group by 6.0% through out the 1st period. Artisan Prns Ltd Partnership holds 0.44% or 145,017 shares.

Marathon Asset Management Llp decreased Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL) stake by 318,577 shares to 1.26M valued at $82.25 million in 2016Q4. The stock of Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has "Market Perform" rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Wells Fargo.

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