Why Ctrip.com International Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP) is an Excellent Choice?

[Capital Cube] Ctrip.com International Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP)(TREND ANALYSIS) Revenues of USD 407.55 million, Net Earnings of USD 23.03 million, and Earnings per Share (EPS) of USD 0.14.
Gross margins narrowed from 72.21% to 71.11% compared to the same quarter last year, operating (EBITDA) margins now 2.41% from 5.28%.
Earnings rose compared to same quarter last year, despite decline in operating and pretax margins.

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Ctrip.com International Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP) stock is currently trading 21.82% below its 52-week-high, 68.14% above its 52-week-low. The 1-year stock price history is in the range of $40.74 – $87.62. Ctrip.com International Ltd (ADR) (CTRP) has a price to earnings ratio of 13700 versus Services sector average of 18.78. CTRP stock price has outperformed the Nasdaq by 47.6%. The E-Commerce & Services company is currently valued at $9.77 billion and its share price closed the last trading session at $68.5. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $66.61 and a 200-day moving average of $69.37.

Ctrip.com International Ltd (ADR) (CTRP) current short interest stands at 8.47 million shares. It has decreased by 10% from the same period of last month. Around 7% of the company’s shares, which are float, are short sold. With a 10-days average volume of 2.5 million shares, the number of days required to cover the short positions stand at 3.4 days.

The company is expected to announce next quarter earnings on November 24, at consensus estimate of $0.11. Ctrip.com International Ltd (ADR) (CTRP) reported last quarter earnings on August 03. The E-Commerce & Services company announced earnings per share of $0.15 against a consensus Street estimate of $-0.03, beating the average estimate by $0.18. This corresponds to a decrease of $0.17 compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year.

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There are currently twenty-six analysts that cover Ctrip.com International Ltd (ADR) stock. Of those twenty-six, twenty-three have a Buy rating, two have a Hold rating and one has a Sell rating. On a consensus basis this yields to a Buy rating. The consensus target price stands at $88.08.

A recent analyst activity consisted of Bank of America upgrading their Neutral rating to Buy on October 7. On the date of report, the stock closed at $70.14.

Oppenheimer reiterated their Outperform stance on September 17, and decreased their price target from $95 to $88. This corresponds to a 28.47% upside from the last closing price. On the date of report, the stock closed at $70.26.

Another research firm was Stifel Nicolaus who upgraded their Hold rating to Buy on August 28. On the date of report, the stock closed at $69.5.

Company profile

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. provides online travel agency services. The Company offers mobile applications, hotel reservations, flight ticketing, package tours, corporate travel management, and train ticketing services.

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