Priceline (PCLN +3%) is the "clear global winner" in the online travel agency space, writes...

|About: The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN)|By:, SA News Editor

Priceline (PCLN +3%) is the "clear global winner" in the online travel agency space, writes Deutche's Ross Sandler, who is upgrading shares to Buy and raising his PT to $900. Sandler touts Priceline's "unique supply footprint, industry-high growth rates and margins, and over-exposure to ... international hotel bookings." He thinks margins (recently pressured by heavy search ad spend) will begin stabilizing in 2H, sees upside to consensus forecasts, and predicts earnings will "grow at a 20% CAGR over the next 3 years." Sandler is also raising his PTs for Expedia (EXPE unchanged) and TripAdvisor (TRIP +3.8%), while reiterating Buys.