Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) saw a large drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,210,000 shares, a drop of 9.0% from the September 30th total of 1,330,000 shares. Approximately 1.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 492,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days.

In other news, CEO Gregory B. Maffei bought 15,408 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $10.38 per share, for a total transaction of $159,935.04. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 2,785,581 shares in the company, valued at $28,914,330.78. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 0.01% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 42,406 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $526,000 after acquiring an additional 1,214 shares in the last quarter. Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its stake in shares of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A by 1.7% during the 3rd quarter. Alberta Investment Management Corp now owns 99,500 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $936,000 after acquiring an additional 1,700 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in shares of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A by 493.1% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,485 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $31,000 after acquiring an additional 2,066 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 134,252 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,665,000 after acquiring an additional 2,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A during the 2nd quarter worth about $51,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.59% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on LTRPA shares. BidaskClub upgraded Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd.

Shares of LTRPA traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $6.77. The stock had a trading volume of 373,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 694,639. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $8.97 and its 200-day moving average price is $10.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 1.66 and a quick ratio of 1.66. Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A has a 52 week low of $6.01 and a 52 week high of $19.72. The company has a market capitalization of $506.76 million, a P/E ratio of 61.36 and a beta of 1.71.

Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A Company Profile

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in online travel research and online commerce businesses. Its travel platform provides consumer-generated content, price comparison tools, and online reservation and related services for destinations, accommodations, travel activities and experiences, and restaurants.

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