Priceline Grp INC (PCLN) Shareholder Hm Payson & Company Has Lifted Position by $5.82 Million as Market Valuation Rose

March 19, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 66 investors sold PCLN shares while 320 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 50.07 million shares or 10.39% more from 45.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Duquesne Family Office Ltd Liability Corp, New York-based fund reported 74,090 shares. Nomura Holdings Inc reported 10,499 shares. Waddell Reed Finance Incorporated holds 0.33% of its portfolio in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 80,532 shares. Genesee Valley has 1,076 shares for 0.8% of their portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman & Company owns 0% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 485 shares. Mawer Mgmt Ltd owns 25,295 shares for 0.39% of their portfolio. Wasatch holds 0.02% or 780 shares. Kbc Gru Nv has 41,848 shares for 0.7% of their portfolio. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs stated it has 479 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. First National Tru holds 668 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Martin Mgmt Lc stated it has 8,550 shares or 4.37% of all its holdings. Tocqueville Asset Limited Partnership holds 0.32% in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) or 15,410 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec owns 735 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.91% or 68,851 shares in its portfolio. Eaton Vance Management reported 62,583 shares stake.

Since October 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $10.00 million activity. Another trade for 3,629 shares valued at $7.94M was sold by MILLONES PETER J. The insider EPSTEIN JEFFREY E sold 250 shares worth $505,000.

Hm Payson & Company increased its stake in Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) by 473.62% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hm Payson & Company bought 3,178 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 3,849 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.05 million, up from 671 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hm Payson & Company who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.94B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $1905.64. About 570,074 shares traded or 41.05% up from the average. Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Hm Payson & Company, which manages about $2.21B and $2.33 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc by 19,918 shares to 32,381 shares, valued at $31.06 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Thor Industries Inc (NYSE:THO) by 105,523 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 78,503 shares, and cut its stake in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT).

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) Ratings Coverage

Among 34 analysts covering (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Pacific Crest with “Sector Weight” on Tuesday, November 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, January 10. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Wednesday, January 4. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Jefferies. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest given on Thursday, March 31. Miller Tabak initiated the shares of PCLN in report on Wednesday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 7 report. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

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