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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP)?

The company in question is, TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) currently with a stock price of 69.85 (1.69% today). The market cap for TripAdvisor Inc. is 10047.97, and is in the sector Technology, and Internet Information Providers industry. The target price for TripAdvisor Inc. is 68.26. Currently TripAdvisor Inc. is trading with a P/E of 61.94, and a forward P/E of 30.82. Average volume for TripAdvisor Inc. is 2016.4 and so far today it is 566975.

Performance in the last year for TripAdvisor Inc. has been -25.13%. For EPS growth, TripAdvisor Inc. has seen a growth of -12.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 31.43%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.50% over the last five years and could be 9.47% for the next five years. TripAdvisor Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -3.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -57.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.59%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.92%.

Since the IPO date for TripAdvisor Inc. on the 12/7/2011, TripAdvisor Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -19.43%. With TripAdvisor Inc. trading at 69.85, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 1.11.

So could TripAdvisor Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 61.94. The PEG is 6.54, P/S is 6.78 and the P/B is at 6.8. The P/cash is 14.52, with P/free cash flow at 32.62.

TripAdvisor Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.2, and the quick ratio is 2.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.08, and total debt/equity at 0.08.

In terms of margins, TripAdvisor Inc. has a gross margin of 95.90%, an operating margin of 13.80% and a profit margin of 10.90%.Payout ratio for TripAdvisor Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 7.30% with return on investment coming to 13.10%.

Insider ownership for TripAdvisor Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 95.20%. Outstanding shares are at 146.28. While shares float is 114.27. The float short is currently 12.54%, and short ratio is 7.11.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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