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HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) COO Brent Bellm sold 10,277 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.46, for a total transaction of $426,084.42. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 39,448 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,635,514. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

AWAY has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Barclays upgraded shares of HomeAway from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note to investors on Monday, January 13th. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $34.00. Separately, analysts at Pacific Crest raised their price target on shares of HomeAway from $37.00 to $50.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, January 9th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of HomeAway from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday, January 7th. They now have a $43.90 price target on the stock. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $38.28.

HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) traded up 3.06% on Wednesday, hitting $43.05. The stock had a trading volume of 1,040,923 shares. HomeAway has a 52-week low of $22.40 and a 52-week high of $43.32. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $40.24 and its 200-day moving average is $33.45. The company has a market cap of $3.695 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 149.18.

HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $90.15 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $89.20 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. HomeAway’s revenue was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that HomeAway will post $0.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HomeAway, Inc (NASDAQ:AWAY) is an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry.

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