Monday, May 05, 2008

Leading travel stocks after a third of 2008

[UPDATE at bottom of post]

Some interesting stats...

Expedia: started 2008 on $0.31 a share. Now $0.25. -19%

British Airways: started 2008 on £3.09 a share. Now £2.48. -19%

EasyJet: started 2008 on £6.13 a share. Now £3.24. -47%

MoneySupermarket (owner of TravelSupermarket): started 2008 on £1.40 a share. Now £1.14. -19%

Orbitz Worldwide: started 2008 on $8.50. Now $8.78. +3%

Priceline: started 2008 on $1.15 a share. Now $1.26. +10%

Ryanair: Started 2008 on Euro 0.39 a share. Now Euro 0.30. -23%

SilverJet: started 2008 on £0.48 a share. Now £0.15. -69%

Thomas Cook: started 2008 on £2.82 a share. Now £2.66. -7%

TUI Travel: started 2008 on £2.94 a share. Now £2.41. -18%

Travelzest: started 2008 on £1.01 a share. Now £1.02. +1%

Travelzoo: started 2008 on $0.14 a share. Now $0.11. -21%

UPDATE:

Sam I Am asks in the comments about the market conditions as a whole.

FTSE 100: started 2008 on 6456. Now 6215. -4%

NASDAQ: started 2008 on 2652. Now 2464. -7%

So one might say that the Orbitz and Priceline in the US - and not Expedia - are bucking the trend, while airlines in the UK are seeing a decline in share price worse than the overall market decrease.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

3 comments:

Sam I Am said...

Hmmm, shouldn't you at least benchmark these against the overall stock market in same period? Otherwise those percentages are quite meaningless....

Dan G. said...

Overall market performance would be interesting to see how the travel industry is doing vs other sectors but the best comparison of individual stocks is against peers so Kev's list is still pretty interesting. eg easyJet's 47% drop vs Ryanair's 23% and BA's 19%.

Does the market think Ryanair will weather a slow-down better than easyJet?

I guess SilverJet got hammered by EOS going out of business.

Travolution Blogger said...

Sam I Am: Have updated the post with some context of the overall market conditions.