Insider Selling: Brent Bellm Sells 4,486 Shares of HomeAway Stock (AWAY)
HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) COO Brent Bellm sold 4,486 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.55, for a total value of $137,047.30. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 86,473 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,641,750. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.
AWAY has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of HomeAway from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 29th. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $49.00. Separately, analysts at FBR Capital Markets upgraded shares of HomeAway from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, May 16th. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $34.00. Finally, analysts at FBR Capital Markets upgraded shares of HomeAway from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 8th. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $34.00. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.74.
Shares of HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) traded down 1.11% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $30.41. 1,231,424 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. 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 $32.73 and its 200-day moving average is $38.49. The company has a market cap of $2.844 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 161.84.
HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $105.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $102.56 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that HomeAway will post $0.61 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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