Shares of Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-one analysts that are currently covering the firm, reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $45.43.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. DA Davidson dropped their target price on shares of Tripadvisor to $44.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 8th. SunTrust Banks lowered their price objective on shares of Tripadvisor from $60.00 to $43.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their price objective on shares of Tripadvisor from $39.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, November 7th. Barclays set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Tripadvisor and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 15th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Tripadvisor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 28th.

Shares of NASDAQ:TRIP traded down $0.27 on Friday, hitting $28.77. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,167 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,369,319. The company has a market capitalization of $4.05 billion, a PE ratio of 27.50, a PEG ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $33.79 and a 200 day simple moving average of $40.23. Tripadvisor has a 1 year low of $27.66 and a 1 year high of $64.38.

Tripadvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 6th. The travel company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $428.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $459.39 million. Tripadvisor had a return on equity of 9.18% and a net margin of 7.44%. Tripadvisor’s revenue was down 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.72 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Tripadvisor will post 1.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 20th were issued a $3.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 19th.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. bought a new stake in Tripadvisor in the second quarter valued at about $27,000. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp boosted its position in Tripadvisor by 136.1% during the 2nd quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp now owns 687 shares of the travel company’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 396 shares during the period. Glassman Wealth Services grew its stake in Tripadvisor by 4,518.8% during the 2nd quarter. Glassman Wealth Services now owns 739 shares of the travel company’s stock worth $34,000 after buying an additional 723 shares during the last quarter. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt bought a new position in Tripadvisor during the 3rd quarter worth $37,000. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in Tripadvisor in the second quarter worth $79,000. 84.02% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Tripadvisor

TripAdvisor, Inc operates as an online travel company. It operates in two segments, Hotel and Non-Hotel. The company operates TripAdvisor-branded Websites, including in the United States; and localized versions of the Website in 48 markets and 28 languages. It also manages and operates other travel media brands that provide users the comprehensive travel-planning and trip-taking resources in the travel industry, such as,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and, as well as and

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