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News Recap: Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) & Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG)

Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE)

Green Plains Inc. is vertically integrated producer, marketer and distributer of ethanol. The company operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Corn Oil Production, Agribusiness, and Marketing and Distribution. It produces ethanol and co-products, such as wet, modified wet or dried distillers grains, as well as extracts non-edible corn oil. The company is also involved in buying and selling bulk grain primarily corn and soybeans. Green Plains Inc., formerly known as Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE)’s Financial Overview

Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ) surged 6.33% yesterday to close its trading session at $14.44. The company has 1 year Price Target of $26.25. Green Plains, Inc. has 52-Week high of $21.9 and 52-Week Low of $12. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 21.90 and 52-Week Low on 12.00. The stock traded with the volume of 2.24 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $613.7 Million.

Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $-0.31/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $-0.3/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.01 a share with a surprise factor of -3.3%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 3.84 Percent, SMA50 of 2.53 Percent and SMA200 of -15.39 percent. Green Plains, Inc. has P/S value of 0.16 while its P/B value stands at 0.65. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 0.3 percent, Return on Equity of 1 percent and Return on Investment of 4.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 7.3 percent and 0.4 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 1.8 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 5 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Green Plains Inc have a median target of 25.00, with a high estimate of 31.00 and a low estimate of 24.00. The median estimate represents a +73.13% increase from the last price of 14.44.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG)

Booking Holdings Inc. provides online travel and related services to consumers and local partners. The company’s product portfolio includes Booking.com, Priceline.com, KAYAK, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com and OpenTable. Booking.com is a provider for booking online accommodation reservations, based on room nights booked.Priceline.com offers online travel reservation services. KAYAK is a search service allowing consumers to easily search and compare travel itineraries and prices. Rentalcars.com offers rental car reservation services; and OpenTable offers restaurant reservation and information services to consumers, and restaurant reservation management services to restaurants. It operates primarily in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. Booking Holdings Inc., formerly known as The Priceline Group Inc., is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG)’s Financial Outlook

The 31 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Booking Holdings Inc have a median target of 2,160.00, with a high estimate of 2,500.00 and a low estimate of 1,750.00. The median estimate represents a +13.97% increase from the last price of 1,895.29.

Booking Holdings Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/27/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 14 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $19.39. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $16.86.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Booking Holdings Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.75. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 1.62% and closed its last trading session at $1895.29. The company has the market capitalization of $88.09 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $2228.99 and 52-Week low of $1606.27. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 2228.99 and 52-Week low on 1606.27. The company has volume of 261945 shares. The company has a total of 46.48 Million shares outstanding.

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $37.78/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $38.21/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.43. This shows a surprise factor of -1.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 10.04 percent. Beta for Booking Holdings Inc. stands at 1.07 while its ATR (average true range) is 41.67. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.87%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.20%%.

Booking Holdings Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 5.29%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.65 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.83%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 11.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 26.4 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 18.6% with Gross margin of 99.8 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 36.7% and 19.8% respectively.