LTRPB stock: buy or sell?

LTRPB stock price: $12.49 -31.71% At close on May 14th, 2019

Updated on:
May 14th, 2019

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Shares of Liberty TripAdvisor closed on May/14 at $12.49 and plunged a scary -31.71%. On November LTRPB climbed an amazing 22.76%. May/14 was the fourth red session in a row, sliding in full a -50.16%.

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

Should I buy LTRPB stock?

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Currently, Liberty TripAdvisor stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean LTRPB will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

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 LTRPB stock for the last 30 days.

LTRPB stock analysis

Daily outlook

Liberty TripAdvisor shares plunged -31.71% to $12.49 on May/14.

Liberty TripAdvisor plunged a scary -31.71% and closed at $12.49. In this session, Liberty TripAdvisor stock crossed down the SMA50d line. If you are using SMA50d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock. , LTRPB hit a new all time high, pushing higher than tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

LTRPB stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Liberty TripAdvisor shares plunged -31.71% last week, ending at $12.49. Early November LTRPB boosted an extraordinary 17.63% in just one week. Counting this, it's been 3 sliding weeks in a row, loosing $-6.63 (-42.10%).

The support failed to resist and LTRPB sinked deeper. Price is now looking for lower supports, and best candidates are 9.5. Last week, Liberty TripAdvisor stock crossed down the significant level of the 20-weeks moving average. Since SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up by mid November 2018, LTRPB price slid a -34.68%. Far behind is the all-time high Liberty TripAdvisor marked late October 2014 and since then the price is -62.75% below that top.

LTRPB stock chart (weekly)

LTRPB stock price history

LTRPB IPO was on October 16th, 2014 at $19.64 per share1. Since then, LTRPB stock lost a -36.40%, with a yearly average of -9.10%.

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

LTRPB stock historical price chart

LTRPB stock reached all-time highs with a price of $33.53.

LTRPB 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' LTRPB stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not found any price target for Liberty TripAdvisor stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on February, Liberty TripAdvisor plunged a frightening -31.71%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
LTRPB 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-Q42018-03-30n/an/an/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 turnover stepped up a slightly fine 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%.

LTRPB 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 reported $346.00 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -24.45% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-8.00 million 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 revenues to same quarter last year, Liberty TripAdvisor sales marked a pretty good growth and jumped a 7.79%.
LTRPB 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 shares of a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Liberty TripAdvisor shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 94.55% of all shares.

In case of Liberty TripAdvisor stock, 0.80% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for LTRPB stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Liberty TripAdvisor:

LTRPBPCOM
Market cap$36.6 M$184.4 M
Total shares2.9 M14.0 M
Float shares72.1 M11.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.8%0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)94.5%0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%

LTRPB summary

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
Open$13.38
Close$12.49
Day range$12.44 - $13.38
Previous close$18.29
Session gain-31.71%
Average true range$2.38
50d mov avg$18.27
100d mov avg$0.00
200d mov avg$0.00
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06c

Liberty TripAdvisor performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. For Liberty TripAdvisor, the benchmark is made against Array.
Stock3m6m12m
LTRPBLiberty TripAdvis...-10.14%-47.03%0.00%
PCOMPoints Internatio...20.31%23.24%-0.83%

Liberty TripAdvisor competitors

Creating a list of competitors for Liberty TripAdvisor it's tough. We selected just one public company that in our opinion is related to and can be considered Liberty TripAdvisor competitor: