LTRPA stock: buy or sell?

LTRPA stock price: $4.14 -5.91% At close on February 27th, 2020

Updated on:
February 27th, 2020

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Liberty TripAdvisor shares plummed -5.91% to $4.14 today. Thursday was the 5th red session in a row, sliding in full a -34.02%.

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in online travel research and online commerce businesses.

Should I buy LTRPA stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Liberty TripAdvisor stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Liberty TripAdvisor stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for LTRPA stock for the last 30 days.

LTRPA stock analysis

Daily outlook

Liberty TripAdvisor shares plummed -5.91% to $4.14 today.

Liberty TripAdvisor shares plummed -5.91% to $4.14 today. In the last 36 days when LTRPA stock price broke down the SMA50d line, it slid $-3.03 per share (-42.26%).

LTRPA stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Liberty TripAdvisor plummed a bloodcurdling -31.34% this week. Early February LTRPA boosted an extraordinary 7.39% in just one week.

After undercutting the previous support, we should expect price will slide down to find new supports. Since early May 2019, when LTRPA stock price broke down the 20-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-11.34 per share (-73.26%).

LTRPA stock chart (weekly)

LTRPA stock price history

LTRPA IPO was on August 27th, 2014 at $38.10 per share1. Since then, LTRPA stock declined a -89.10%, with a yearly average of -17.80%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

LTRPA stock historical price chart

LTRPA stock reached 52-week highs on May at $15.85, and all-time highs 2014-08-28 with a price of 38.39.

LTRPA stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' LTRPA stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for Liberty TripAdvisor stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, when Liberty TripAdvisor posted its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
LTRPA earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.04n/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.17n/a
2017-Q42018-02-21n/a19.05n/a
2018-Q12018-05-09n/a-0.41n/a
2018-Q22018-08-01n/a-0.52n/a
2018-Q32018-11-07n/a0.19n/a
2018-Q42019-02-22n/a-0.11n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Liberty TripAdvisor annual revenues gained a tiny 2.93% to $1,615.00 million dollars from $1,569.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) boosted a 21.34% to -3.96%.

LTRPA annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$1,030 M-$-7.00 M-0.7%-
2014$1,329 M29.03%$-22.00 M-1.7%214.29%
2015$1,565 M17.76%$-40.00 M-2.6%81.82%
2016$1,532 M-2.11%$21 M1.4%-152.50%
2017$1,569 M2.42%$-397.00 M-25.3%-1,990.48%
2018$1,615 M2.93%$-64.00 M-4.0%-83.88%

Quarterly financial results

Liberty TripAdvisor posted $346.00 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -24.45% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-8.00 M with a profit margin of -2.31%. Profit margin fell a -5.37% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.06%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Liberty TripAdvisor sales marked a pretty good gain and escalated a 7.79%.
LTRPA quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$378 M-$-3.00 M-0.8%-
2017-Q2$431 M14.02%$-12.00 M-2.8%300.00%
2017-Q3$439 M1.86%$-13.00 M-3.0%8.33%
2017-Q4$321 M-26.88%$-369.00 M-115.0%2,738.46%
2018-Q1$378 M17.76%$-31.00 M-8.2%-91.60%
2018-Q2$433 M14.55%$-39.00 M-9.0%25.81%
2018-Q3$458 M5.77%$14.00 M3.1%-135.90%
2018-Q4$346 M-24.45%$-8.00 M-2.3%-157.14%

Liberty TripAdvisor ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Liberty TripAdvisor shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.23% of all shares.

Bearish positions for LTRPA stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

LTRPA
Market cap$298.7 M
Total shares72.2 M
Float shares68.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)98.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

LTRPA summary

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Open$4.21
Close$4.14
Day range$3.89 - $4.50
Previous close$4.40
Session gain-5.91%
Average true range$0.40
50d mov avg$6.73
100d mov avg$7.43
200d mov avg$9.15
Daily patternlt06c
Weekly pattern lt02c

Liberty TripAdvisor performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared Liberty TripAdvisor against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
LTRPALiberty TripAdvis...-40.26%-52.63%-72.29%

Liberty TripAdvisor competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Liberty TripAdvisor competitor. This doesn't mean Liberty TripAdvisor does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.