Deutsche Bank Sees Shares of Expedia Flying Higher (EXPE)


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Bellevue Washington based online travel giant Expedia ( EXPE ) got a bullish upgrade from Deutsche Bank as the bank raised the stock from Hold to Buy.

The commentary surrounding the upgrade suggested;
1)Expedia currently trades less expensively than competitor PricelinePCLN
2) EPS estimates may be 15% too low and
3) Ross Sandler noted, "The company is in the middle of a major acceleration from improving conversion rates as a result of its recent website and platform upgrade,".

With a new $68 price target accompanying the upgrade Deutsche Bank implies 19.1% upside from Expedia's $57.09 close yesterday.

Shares are already up nearly 97% YTD.

The Bottom Line
Shares of Expedia ( EXPE ) have a .91% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $57.09. The stock has technical support in the $50 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $60-$63 price levels.

Expedia ( EXPE ) is not recommended at this time, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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