Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 3,608,379 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 14% from the previous session’s volume of 4,206,060 shares.The stock last traded at $43.10 and had previously closed at $43.68.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on CTRP shares. Vetr lowered shares of Ctrip.com International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $43.08 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, March 29th. Brean Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Ctrip.com International in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ctrip.com International in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. TheStreet raised shares of Ctrip.com International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 21st. Finally, Nomura Holdings Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Ctrip.com International in a research note on Monday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.98.

The company has a market capitalization of $19.49 billion and a PE ratio of 97.86. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $41.31 and a 200-day moving average price of $42.66.

Ctrip.com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June 15th. The company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($3.62) by $3.71. Equities analysts expect that Ctrip.com International Ltd. will post ($4.16) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have made changes to their positions in CTRP. Dai Ichi Life Insurance CO. LTD. acquired a new stake in shares of Ctrip.com International during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,320,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Ctrip.com International during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,333,000. Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Ctrip.com International by 115,851.7% in the fourth quarter. Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. now owns 33,626 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,558,000 after buying an additional 33,597 shares during the period. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Ctrip.com International during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,602,000. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new stake in shares of Ctrip.com International during the fourth quarter valued at about $2,595,000.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a travel service provider for hotel accommodations, transportation ticketing services, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China. The Company aggregates hotel and flight information to enable business and leisure travelers to make informed bookings. The Company also helps customers book tour packages and guided tours.

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