Airbnb got a rating cut from analysts at Gordon Haskett.
The vacation rental online marketplace was downgraded to underperform from buy . A $103 price target represented a 26% downside from the stock's closing price on Friday of $139.25.
"An overwhelming majority of investors we’ve spoken with have been unable to justify Airbnb’s valuation premium relative to OTAs and expressed interest in realizing their quick gains," said analyst Robert Mollins. "Investors that we’ve spoken with like Airbnb’s business model and want to be long-term holders, but are now looking at selling the stock because they no longer feel comfortable owning it trading at a 300-400% valuation premium to OTAs."
According to Mollins, Airbnb’s valuation is "more than stretched" compared to other stocks in the online travel category.
But Gordon Hasketn analysts think that said Airbnb's IPO was well timed, allowing investors to get a piece of the company when its gross book volume was low due to the coronavirus pandemic.