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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP

TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Internet Information Providers in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP  has a market cap of 10004.57. Since its IPO date on the 12/7/2011, TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP performance year to date is -17.82%. Today TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP has gained 0.13%, with a current price of 70.15.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 7.30%, with return on investment at 13.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.08. While Total debt/equity is 0.08. With a profit margin of 10.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 95.90%, and operating margin of 13.80%. TripAdvisor Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.2, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP has seen a EPS growth of -12.40%. A performance for the year of -13.36%. The 52-week high is -19.83%, and the 52-week low is 31.17%. The average volume for TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP is 503526.

With a target price of 67.83, can TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of TripAdvisor Inc., TRIP. TripAdvisor Inc. has a P/E of 63.17 and a forward P/E of 31.46. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.67. TripAdvisor Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.76 and 6.94 respectively. For P/cash, TripAdvisor Inc. has a value of 14.46, while it is 32.48 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 70.15, TripAdvisor Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 11.90%.

Looking more long-term TripAdvisor Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.47%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 31.62% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -12.40% for this year and for the last five years a 5.50% growth has been seen.

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