Tuniu Corporation (TOUR) Tumbled 9.49% Today. Why Do We Care?

Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) is a big mover this session as the company shares are trading 9.49% or 0.28 points lower from last closing price of $2.95, reaching $2.67 at last check. So what’s going on with TOUR shares anyway? The price has dropped in 3 of the last 5 days and is down -42.83% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue decreasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing strengthened by 159,437 shares, and in total 223537 shares valued at $596844 were seen changing hands compared with 64100 shares valued at $189095 recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a greater volume on lower prices causes the situation where nobody wants to continue with their long position and wants to exit from the TOUR stock.

Tuniu Corporation (TOUR) shares have notched a 3-month decline of about -42.83%, but has still tumbled -39.3% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank -61.64% over the past 12 months, while it slipped -26.25% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $380.31M, with its short interest ratio standing at 14.95%.

In the current trading session for TOUR, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $2.95 and was down as much as $2.66 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $2.81. The 52-week high is now at -68.79 distance from current price. Their recent low of $8.65 represents a -4.05% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. The price target currently for TOUR is $6.14, this is below the recent high that the stock attained. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.

The stock of Tuniu Corporation earned $-0.31 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of -8.61. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is lower than the ones recorded by the industry which is 49.79 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 19.23. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. TOUR also has P/S multiple of 1.07. This is smaller versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 7.9x.

TOUR‘s last price was down -49.65% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $5.3 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $4.05. At present, there are 128.92 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 10.77 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 4.92% while institutions stake was 22.8%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (-7.9%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 52.5% over the past 12 months.

When assessing the full upside of the TOUR stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its -19.56% decline from moving average of $3.32 has brought about a negative sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 1.51 to the stock. With the beta been greater than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically more volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.

In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly 12.8%. Though the percentage looks encouraging, extra headwinds are emerging as looking out over a next 5-year period, with analysts estimating that their earnings will decrease annually by -0.01%. The revenue of the company has risen at an average annualized rate of about 2.8 over the last five years. The company recently recorded a drop of -4.9%, but this figure is rather unattractive.

Let’s briefly check the hedge fund interest towards TOUR stock. Nordea Investment Management AB trimmed position in the company after it dumped -4.1% or 387,574 shares of its common stock. The hedge fund now owns 371,683 shares worth $992,394, SEC documents show. Morgan Stanley shored up assets in the stock as 199481.3 shares have been purchased, increasing its stake by 9.5% to 218,432 shares which are currently valued at $583,213. In addition, Renaissance Technologies LLC recently reported that it now owns 1,031,100 shares making a total of $2,753,037 based on the recent price. This refelects a change of 7.4% in their ownership.