TripAdvisor (TRIP) closed at $60.70 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.12% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.91% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow lost 2.02%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 2.26%.
Coming into today, shares of the travel website operator had lost 2.86% in the past month. In that same time, the Retail-Wholesale sector lost 2.54%, while the S&P 500 lost 2.51%.
TRIP will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 13, 2019. On that day, TRIP is projected to report earnings of $0.30 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 400%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $344.39 million, up 7.29% from the prior-year quarter.
For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $1.73 per share and revenue of $1.61 billion, which would represent changes of +69.61% and +3.78%, respectively, from the prior year.
Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for TRIP. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.
Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. TRIP is currently a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
Valuation is also important, so investors should note that TRIP has a Forward P/E ratio of 35.4 right now. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 24.4, so we one might conclude that TRIP is trading at a premium comparatively.
We can also see that TRIP currently has a PEG ratio of 2.52. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. TRIP's industry had an average PEG ratio of 1.9 as of yesterday's close.
The Internet - Commerce industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 192, putting it in the bottom 25% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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