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, Marketbeat.com 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 tripadvisor.com 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 airfarewatchdog.com, bookingbuddy.com, cruisecritic.com, familyvacationcritic.com, flipkey.com, thefork.com, holidaywatchdog.com, housetrip.com, jetsetter.com, niumba.com, onetime.com, oyster.com, seatguru.com, smartertravel.com, tingo.com, vacationhomerentals.com, and viator.com, as well as www.bokun.io and holidaylettings.co.uk.

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