Media stories about TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TripAdvisor earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the travel company an impact score of 43.7589562681208 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Tripadvisor : Why Tripadvisor Has Gotten the Attention of the FTC (4-traders.com)
- Commission alerted to review allegations against TripAdvisor (finance.yahoo.com)
- Why Tripadvisor Has Gotten the Attention of the FTC – Baystreet.ca (baystreet.ca)
- FTC reportedly investigating TripAdvisor’s deleted reviews (update) – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- TripAdvisor’s Turnaround Gets Tripped Up (finance.yahoo.com)
Several analysts have weighed in on TRIP shares. Barclays PLC cut their price objective on TripAdvisor from $52.00 to $48.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised TripAdvisor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of TripAdvisor in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of TripAdvisor in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of TripAdvisor in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and twenty have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.05.
Shares of TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) traded up $1.38 on Thursday, hitting $34.19. The stock had a trading volume of 8,414,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,172,913. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a current ratio of 2.47. TripAdvisor has a 12-month low of $29.50 and a 12-month high of $53.58. The company has a market cap of $4,750.00, a PE ratio of 47.55, a P/E/G ratio of 2.66 and a beta of 2.33.
TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The travel company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36. TripAdvisor had a return on equity of 6.81% and a net margin of 4.26%. The firm had revenue of $439.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $451.27 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.53 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that TripAdvisor will post 0.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.
TripAdvisor, Inc owns and operates a portfolio of online travel brands. TripAdvisor, the Company’s brand, is a travel site. The Company operates through two segments: Hotel and Non-Hotel. The Company’s Hotel segment includes click-based advertising and transaction; display-based and subscription-based advertising, and other hotel operations.
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