Purchase Of Shares In Tripadvisor Inc. (TRIP) By MAFFEI GREGORY B

As of Friday close, Tripadvisor Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TRIP) stock was up $1.96, moving up 8.59 percent to $24.77. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,253,380 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.90 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,492,525, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,170,106.

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Since last month, TRIP stock retreated -5.46%. Shares of the company fell to $20.88 on 05/10/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $44.99 was reached on 02/11/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $20.25. Since the beginning of this year, TRIP’s stock price has dropped by -9.13% or -$2.49, and marked a new high 6 times. However, the stock has declined by -44.94% since its 52-week high.

Tripadvisor Inc. (TRIP) last reported insider trading activity 71 days ago on Mar 04. MAFFEI GREGORY B, the Director of the company, purchased of 50,000 shares for $22.38 on Mar 04. It resulted in a $1,119,084 investment by the insider. Soni Kanika sold 10,000 shares at an average price of $35.00 on Sep 23. The insider now owns 37,994 shares following the transaction. On Aug 13, Chief Financial Officer TEUNISSEN ERNST 02494 sold 1,527 shares at $35.44 apiece. The transaction was valued at $54,117.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.35. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.75, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 4.49, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 25.17 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Tripadvisor Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 2.20, while its current ratio was 2.20, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.17, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.18. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 91.90% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled -6.40%. Based on annual data, TRIP earned $828.0 million in gross profit and brought in $902.0 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -5.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -13.00%.

In Tripadvisor Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $834.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. TRIP’s revenue rose 53.05% to $241.0 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $262.0 million. While analysts expected Tripadvisor Inc. to report $0.24 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.16 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -33.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $5.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Tripadvisor Inc. were 1.6 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $931.0 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $139.62 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Tripadvisor Inc.’s (TRIP) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 97.76%, the RSI 9-day stood at 52.82% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Tripadvisor Inc. price is up by +8.31% percent or $1.90. At present, TRIP shares trade -7.68% below its 20-day simple moving average and +0.24% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +6.72% above its SMA50 and -35.31% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 39.64% and Stochastic coefficient D was 28.77%, while ATR was 1.61. Given the Stochastic reading of 59.42% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 49.97%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.11, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.82.

Analyst Ratings

Tripadvisor Inc. downgraded its rating on Tripadvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) to a Neutral in a note to investors on April 20, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Tripadvisor Inc. (TRIP) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 3 brokerage firms, TRIP is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Tripadvisor Inc. stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $28.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $23.00 – $57.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Tripadvisor Inc. (TRIP) will achieve an average price target of $31.53.


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