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Friday's Closing Price: $482.43

12-Month Median Price Target: $622.50

Implied Potential Return: 29%

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: N/A

Current Analyst Coverage Breakdown: Of the 23 analysts covering the shares, 18 have either strong buy (5) or buy (13) ratings vs. 4 holds and one underperform.

Commentary: is slated to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results on Feb. 20, and Wall Street is looking for earnings of $5.05 a share in the December-ended period on revenue of $966.4 million.

The stock has risen nearly 9% over the past year, ranging from a 52-week high of $561.88 on May 2 to a low for the year of $411.26 on Oct. 4. At current levels, since hitting that nadir, the shares have bounced more than 15%.

The company reported strong growth in travel bookings in its fiscal third quarter, and investors are expecting more of the same. Gross bookings totaled $6.3 billion for the quarter, including taxes and fees, up 56.2% from a year ago as grabbed market share in bookings for hotel rooms and rental cars and delivered 8% growth in its airline ticketing business, its best showing in the past seven quarters. has beaten the consensus view in eight straight quarters, delivering an average upside surprise of 10.1%.

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