News coverage about TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TripAdvisor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the travel company an impact score of 45.9041503881174 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of TripAdvisor (TRIP) traded up 1.51% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $41.09. The company had a trading volume of 1,729,138 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 62.16 and a beta of 2.36. TripAdvisor has a 12-month low of $35.34 and a 12-month high of $66.13. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $38.71 and a 200 day moving average of $41.78.

TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The travel company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $424 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $421.66 million. TripAdvisor had a return on equity of 8.62% and a net margin of 6.26%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that TripAdvisor will post $1.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on TRIP. BidaskClub raised TripAdvisor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $32.00 price objective (down from $40.00) on shares of TripAdvisor in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Cowen and Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $42.00 price objective (up from $40.00) on shares of TripAdvisor in a report on Friday, August 11th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price objective (down from $45.00) on shares of TripAdvisor in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $43.00 price objective (down from $50.00) on shares of TripAdvisor in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. TripAdvisor presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.78.

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In other TripAdvisor news, insider Dermot Halpin sold 12,859 shares of TripAdvisor stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.09, for a total value of $502,658.31. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 5,364 shares in the company, valued at $209,678.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 0.98% of the company’s stock.

About TripAdvisor

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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