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Traveling? Check Out Priceline & CVS

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Priceline: Strong Online Travel Agency But Dimming Growth Prospects

Summary

  • Priceline posted mediocre earnings for 1st quarter FY2016 and growth momentum is set to falter as Priceline loses foothold in the travel market.
  • The company is getting hammered by its competitors in all market segments.
  • Selling the stock is the right strategy, as the stock is trading at expensive valuations not backed by strong future earnings growth.

Competition is heating up in the travel booking segment and Priceline is not immune.

Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) is a provider of online travel & related services to consumers and local partners. It operates under 6 main brands, namely Booking.com, priceline.com, agoda.com, KAYAK, Rentalcars.com and Opentable. The company's share price had been steadily trending upwards since 2012. Its share price increased from a low of around $485 in early 2012 to an all-time high of $1,454 per share at the end of October 2015. The share price has decreased somewhat as a result of the global stock market sell off from the period of November 2015 to February 2016 and has since recovered from $1,015 to a current trading price at around $1,253 per share... READ MORE



If You Like Dividends, Don't Ignore CVS

Summary

  • CVS’s dividend is sustainable.
  • The current payout ratio is very low and CVS has ample room to expand its dividend.
  • Going forward, conditions are ripe for CVS to keep growing profitably.

Among the many merits of investing in CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), one of them is the dividend that the company offers. While from a dividend yield perspective, CVS may not be the most attractive stock as many dividend investors are ideally looking for stocks offering yields greater than 2% and CVS is yielding only ~1.48% at its current price - it would be pretty imprudent to underestimate the company's ability to keep growing dividends in the coming years. In the last 5 years, CVS's yield has varied from around 1.1% to 1.6%, but looking ahead I believe CVS has the potential to offer a higher yield... READ MORE

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