| TripAdvisor is an online travel company. Co. operates a global travel platform that connects the travelers with travel partners via content, price comparison tools, and online reservation and related services. Co. has two segments: Hotels, Media and Platform includes: Tripadvisor-branded Hotels comprised of booking links; and Tripadvisor-branded Display and Platform promotes their brands; The Experiences and Dining includes: Experiences provides information and services to research and book tours, activities and experiences; and Dining provides information and services to research and book restaurants; and Other is a combination of Co.'s Rentals, Flights and Car, and Cruise. |
When researching a stock like Tripadvisor, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from TRIP Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for TRIP stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting TRIP RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.