Trip.com Group Limited (TCOM) Interrupted By A Loud And Sudden Thud

On December 03, 2019, Trip.com Group Limited (NASDAQ:TCOM) shares lost -1.25% or -0.4 points to close at $31.48 with a thin trading volume of 3.577 million shares. It opened the trading session at $31.45, the shares rose to $31.67 and dropped to $31, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The company now has a market cap of $17.4 billion and currently has 553.14 million outstanding shares. Trip.com Group Limited (TCOM) stock has plunged -6.84 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

TCOM stock’s trailing 3-year beta is 1.62, meaning there will be a greater rate of return, although posing a higher risk. The part of a firm’s profit given to each outstanding share of regular stock was $0.81 share in the trailing 52 weeks. The stock’s value surged 16.33 percent year to date (YTD) compared to a rise of 9.12 percent in 52 week’s period. The firm’s shares are still trading -32.3 percent below its 1-year high of $46.50 and 21.4 percent up from 52-week low of $25.93. The average consensus ranking on the company is 0, on a ranging where 5 is equal to a consensus sell rating. In other words, the mean analyst recommendations are ranking this stock as a buy.

Past records have indicated that shares in Trip.com Group Limited declined on 2 different earnings reaction days and we have yet to see whether this trend will play out and remain in place when the company reports upcoming earnings.

The stock is lingering around the initial support level of $31.1. After this, the following support is at the zone of $30.71. Up until the time the TCOM stock hit levels beyond the current one, bulls should have no alarm. In terms of its momentum, the stock’s RSI hit 44.6 on the daily chart, and this may be a cause for concern. In case the price goes below $30.71 level on closing basis, there may be more profit booking with the stock growing weaker. Still, getting to the $31.77 level may cause a pull-back move approaching $32.05 mark.

Trip.com Group Limited (TCOM) shares are trading at a P/E ratio of 68.8 times earnings posted in the trailing 12 months. The industry TCOM deals with has an average P/E of 16.7. Its P/B ratio is standing at 1.3X compared to the 2.6 industry average. It is additionally sporting a 3.7 on the Price-to-Sales ratio, compared to the industry’s P/S average of 2.6. Trip.com Group Limited has a 79.2% gross profit margin, with its operating margin around 12.2%. Alongside this, the company’s net profit margin currently stands at 10.9%.