HomeAway Given New $52.00 Price Target at Barclays (AWAY)
Research analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) from $48.00 to $52.00 in a report released on Thursday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Barclays’ price target suggests a potential upside of 14.31% from the company’s current price.
The analysts wrote, “We maintain our Neutral rating on HomeAway based on valuation. As we have noted before, we have a constructive view on AWAY given that its leadership position/scale in the nascent vacation rental market will enable it to further extend its lead; through the proliferation of features and tools that remove friction and risk from both the supply and demand sides of the transaction. “We are encouraged by management’s positive commentary on the PPB initiative, which we believe has the potential to increase both the growth trajectory and margin profile as this new stream of revenue should be at a higher operating margin vs. the subscription-based model. That said, we continue to view the PPB financial impact as more gradual in the near-to-medium term as AWAY balances the growth in its incremental supply with the corresponding growth in demand.”
AWAY has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at UBS AG raised their price target on shares of HomeAway to $43.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 20th. Separately, analysts at Canaccord Genuity raised their price target on shares of HomeAway from $30.00 to $43.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 20th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Piper Jaffray raised their price target on shares of HomeAway from $43.00 to $53.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 20th. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.89.
HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) traded down 3.17% on Thursday, hitting $45.49. The stock had a trading volume of 2,876,815 shares. HomeAway has a 52-week low of $27.27 and a 52-week high of $48.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $41.68 and its 200-day moving average is $35.28. The company has a market cap of $3.963 billion and a P/E ratio of 234.90.
HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 19th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $90.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $87.52 million. Analysts expect that HomeAway will post $0.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other HomeAway news, COO Brent Bellm unloaded 15,430 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.90, for a total value of $739,097.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 37,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,789,784. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
HomeAway, Inc (NASDAQ:AWAY) is an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry.
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