Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRPA) Short Interest Down 18.5% in April

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRPA) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,720,000 shares, a drop of 18.5% from the March 31st total of 2,110,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,410,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.2 days. Currently, 2.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.

In related news, Director Tripadvisor Holdings Liberty sold 1,713,859 shares of Liberty TripAdvisor stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.68, for a total transaction of $91,999,951.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1 shares in the company, valued at $53.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 6.79% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Liberty TripAdvisor by 18.0% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 47,161 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $205,000 after acquiring an additional 7,202 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley grew its holdings in shares of Liberty TripAdvisor by 29.5% during the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 31,950 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $56,000 after purchasing an additional 7,277 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. raised its holdings in Liberty TripAdvisor by 213.0% in the 4th quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 13,909 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $60,000 after buying an additional 9,465 shares during the last quarter. Miracle Mile Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Liberty TripAdvisor during the 4th quarter worth approximately $43,000. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Liberty TripAdvisor by 3.8% in the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 316,334 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,373,000 after acquiring an additional 11,491 shares during the period. 71.98% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

LTRPA stock traded down $0.16 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $4.90. 1,538,629 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,345,316. Liberty TripAdvisor has a 12 month low of $1.36 and a 12 month high of $7.74. The company has a current ratio of 2.68, a quick ratio of 2.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. The firm has a market capitalization of $368.48 million, a P/E ratio of -1.29 and a beta of 2.62. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $6.01 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $4.49.

Liberty TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:LTRPA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 19th. The technology company reported ($1.88) EPS for the quarter. Liberty TripAdvisor had a negative net margin of 32.00% and a positive return on equity of 10.43%. The company had revenue of $116.00 million during the quarter.

Liberty TripAdvisor Company Profile

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company that connects travelers with travel partners. The company operates through two segments, Hotels, Media & Platform, and Experiences & Dining. Its travel platform provides content, price comparison tools, and online reservation and related services for destinations, accommodations, travel activities and experiences, and restaurants.

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