Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, AnalystRatings.com reports. They currently have a $6.00 price target on the technology company’s stock. SunTrust Banks’ target price suggests a potential upside of 47.42% from the stock’s current price.

The analysts wrote, “We think TRVG’s ongoing focus on optimizing ad spending and opex are likely to boost margins/profits near term as the company looks to return to top-line growth in 2H. While efforts to improve booking conversion via improved traffic quality should arguably help revive revenue growth, there continues to be a lack of visibility into the pace of sustainable top-line growth and degree of margin leverage. Therefore, we maintain our Hold rating. Valuation/Risks. TRVG trades at ~1x EV/ EBITDA. Downside risks: a larger than expected pullback by advertisers, macro risks, a slowdown in travel demand, insider selling. Upside risks: better than expected growth and/or higher margins.””

Several other equities analysts also recently issued reports on TRVG. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Trivago from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 8th. BidaskClub downgraded Trivago from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Wedbush set a $5.00 price objective on Trivago and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. Finally, Guggenheim upgraded Trivago from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Trivago presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.31.

Shares of Trivago stock traded up $0.12 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $4.07. 5,651 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 753,200. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 3.50 and a quick ratio of 3.50. The company has a market capitalization of $1.37 billion, a PE ratio of -58.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.78 and a beta of 0.20. Trivago has a 52 week low of $3.76 and a 52 week high of $7.54.

Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The technology company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02. The business had revenue of $208.76 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $239.60 million. Trivago had a return on equity of 0.93% and a net margin of 0.94%. Trivago’s revenue was down 19.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.06) EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Trivago will post 0.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bluefin Trading LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Trivago in the 1st quarter valued at $91,000. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in shares of Trivago by 2,392.4% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 559,958 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $2,419,000 after buying an additional 537,491 shares during the period. Ellington Management Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Trivago by 47.5% in the 1st quarter. Ellington Management Group LLC now owns 23,300 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 7,500 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Trivago in the 1st quarter valued at $3,989,000. Finally, Bayesian Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Trivago in the 1st quarter valued at $89,000. 9.84% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Trivago Company Profile

trivago N.V., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel and accommodation search platform. It offers online meta-search for hotels by facilitating consumers' search for hotel accommodation through online travel agents, hotel chains, and independent hotels. The company provides access to its platform through 55 localized Websites and apps in 33 languages.

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