Click to Enlarge Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) provides travel products and services to leisure and corporate travelers, both online and offline. Like Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN), EXPE has benefited from a rebound in business as travelers get back on the road. From our perspective, this is where the similarities end.
During the past three months, EXPE shares have moved more than 15% higher compared to a 8% return for PCLN. Year-to-date, EXPE has more than doubled vs. a 37% return for PCLN.
Another difference is the current analyst recommendations. Currently, 42% of the analysts tracking EXPE have a buy recommendation while almost 80% of the analysts covering PCLN have it rated a buy.
Given the technical and fundamental performance of EXPE shares, you have to expect the analyst community to start considering upgrades — that, of course, would drive prices higher. Grab this underappreciated retail stock before the Street does.