Equities analysts expect Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) to report ($0.50) earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Tripadvisor’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.59 and the lowest is ($1.10). Tripadvisor reported earnings of $0.45 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 211.1%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, August 5th.

On average, analysts expect that Tripadvisor will report full-year earnings of ($0.69) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.42) to ($0.04). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $0.90 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.27 to $2.45. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Tripadvisor.

Tripadvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 7th. The travel company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $278.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $290.63 million. Tripadvisor had a return on equity of 7.82% and a net margin of 5.67%. Tripadvisor’s revenue was down 26.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.36 earnings per share.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. DA Davidson dropped their price target on Tripadvisor from $24.00 to $23.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 price target on shares of Tripadvisor in a research report on Sunday, May 10th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price objective on Tripadvisor from $17.00 to $16.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Sunday, May 10th. Barclays lowered their price objective on Tripadvisor from $23.00 to $21.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, May 11th. Finally, Cfra lowered their price objective on Tripadvisor from $35.00 to $20.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 8th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Tripadvisor has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.26.

Tripadvisor stock traded down $0.56 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $18.92. 2,878,883 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,847,672. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 3.25 and a quick ratio of 3.25. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $17.88 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $25.23. The company has a market capitalization of $2.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.07 and a beta of 1.30. Tripadvisor has a 12-month low of $13.73 and a 12-month high of $48.47.

In related news, CEO Stephen Kaufer acquired 44,444 shares of Tripadvisor stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of $21.73 per share, for a total transaction of $965,768.12. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 645,435 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,025,302.55. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 3.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Tripadvisor during the fourth quarter worth about $35,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd lifted its stake in shares of Tripadvisor by 88.8% during the fourth quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd now owns 1,467 shares of the travel company’s stock worth $45,000 after purchasing an additional 690 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in shares of Tripadvisor by 121.2% during the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 3,221 shares of the travel company’s stock worth $57,000 after purchasing an additional 1,765 shares in the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Tripadvisor by 391.8% during the fourth quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,582 shares of the travel company’s stock worth $77,000 after purchasing an additional 2,057 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Tripadvisor by 674.7% during the first quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 4,431 shares of the travel company’s stock worth $77,000 after purchasing an additional 3,859 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 73.00% of the company’s stock.

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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