NEW YORK, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP), Expedia Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE), Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ: PCLN) and Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
HomeAway, Inc. Research Report
Shares for HomeAway rose significantly after the company reported strong results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples is pleased with the company's 22 percent increase in total revenue and 32 percent increase in free cash flow. In the coming year, the company plans on focusing on enhancing its eCommerce capabilities, especially the pay-per-booking pricing model and continued distribution of value-added services. Due to the company's strong performance, Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on HomeAway from $30 to $38 and maintained their Buy rating on the stock. More analysts are positive about the company's future, citing improvements in the company's VRBO site, accelerating revenue and increasing number of bookings. The new pricing scheme that offers different tiers for different levels of service may also improve revenue and cash flow. The Full Research Report on HomeAway, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7f12_AWAY]
TripAdvisor Inc Research Report
TripAdvisor reported fourth quarter 2012 revenue of $169 million, up 23 percent year-over-year, and full year 2012 revenue of $763 million, up 20 percent from 2011. In the coming year, TripAdvisor CEO wants to build on its strong momentum and provide the best experience for every user. The company generates most of its revenue from click-based advertising as well as display ads on TravelAdvisor.com. The company's website has attracted a significant number of advertisers in the past year due to increasing number of website subscriptions. Revenue climbed 56 percent in December and the company's customer base has also risen. With more companies choosing to advertise in websites rather than on traditional media, analysts believe that TripAdvisor is likely to continue its strong revenue growth. The Full Research Report on TripAdvisor Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/6a41_TRIP]
Expedia Inc Research Report
Expedia's stock price has almost doubled since the economy saw modest recovery and people began spending dollars on travel and leisure. The company highlights revenue growth of 24 percent year-over year, and significant room night growth driven by bookings from Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. The company recently signed a global agreement with British Airways in addition to its partnership with a number of international air carriers. It also launched new distribution channels like mobile booking apps. Expedia accounts for 31.6 percent of all page views generated by online travel agencies, and with this strength, many are confident that Expedia can continue to deliver. Its strengthened position in Asia through strategic relationships with businesses like Air Asia is also a significant driver of the company's growth in the next quarters. The Full Research Report on Expedia Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3a58_EXPE]
Priceline.com Inc Research Report
Many are anticipating good results for Priceline.com as it reports its fourth quarter results on Tuesday, February 26. The majority of analysts rate priceline.com as a Buy, and many have been optimistic about the stock in the last three months, stating that it may report a profit of $6.17 per share, a rise from $4.91 per share a year ago. The company has had massive revenue growth over the last ten years, becoming the number one travel website by improving functionality, pricing, and content. Following its entry to the European market, the company now aims to expand to Asia after partnering with CTRIP, a travel service provider in China. The Full Research Report on Priceline.com Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/08b8_PCLN]
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. Research Report
Ctrip.com announced net revenue up by 19 percent from 2011, and many were pleased with the company's strong quarter. The company spent the past year for investments which are expected to solidify the company's leadership in China's online travel market. In the coming year, the company will continue to invest in its services, offerings, brand recognition and technology department. Ctrip was upgraded by Brean Capital to a Buy from Hold, stating that the company has taken advantage of the opportunities in the online travel market. As China's middle-class grows, some analysts perceive that the need for travel service will grow with it, making the prospects for Ctrip.com brighter. The Full Research Report on Ctrip.com International, Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c5ef_CTRP]
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