These 2 Are Better Options Today: Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS), Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP)

It is expected that in Dec 2018 quarter, Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) will have an EPS of $0.14, while that of Mar 2019 is projected at $0.12. It means that there could be a -26.32% and -7.69% growth in the two quarters respectively. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -25.86% to about $0.43. As for the coming year, growth will be about 16.28%, lifting earnings to $0.5. RSI after the last trading period was 45.39. VIPS recorded a change of -6.08% over the past week and returned -20.69% over the last three months while the VIPS stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -7.57%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at -55.2%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -56.93% while the shares have moved -36.52% for the past 12 months.

VIPS’s EPS was $0.75 as reported for the September quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.91. That means that its growth in general now stands at -18%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.6 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 25%. VIPS Sep 18 quarter revenue was $17.83 billion, compared to $15.31 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 16% growth rate. The company’s $2.52 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS) currently trades at $5.25, which is lower by -5.23% its previous price. It has a total of 633.08 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.38. The company’s stock volume dropped to 7.41 million, worse than 7.84 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -6.08% in its price means VIPS is now -55.2% lower on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43397.75 since its $19.14 52-week high price recorded on 21st of February 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -36.52 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $0.95 above the 52 week low of $4.30 set on 30th of October 2018.

10 analysts out of 23 Wall Street brokerage firms rate VIPS stock as a Buy, while 2 see it as a Sell. The rest 11 describe it as a Hold. The stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $5.375. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $5.15. Analysts have set VIPS’s consensus price at $7.66, effectively giving it a 45.9% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $10 (up 90.48% from current price levels). VIPS has a 0% ROE, lower than the 23.79% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 14.51%.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) shares depreciated -2.19% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 0.42%. VIPS’s price now at $28.98 is weaker than the 50-day average of $31.8. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $40.81 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 285.28 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 529.91 million. The company’s management holds a total of 4%, while institutional investors hold about 69.5% of the remaining shares. VIPS share price finished last trade 3.86% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -29.14%, while closing the session with -9.37% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) shares were last observed trading -44.17% down since June 15, 2018 when the peak of $51.91 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -14.99% puts CTRP performance for the year now at -34.29%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 15.92%, a 52-week worst price since Nov. 13, 2018. However, it is losing value with -39.71% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $27.67 and $28.32. The immediate resistance area is now $29.53 Williams’s%R (14) for CTRP moved to 31.32 while the stochastic%K points at 76.86.

CTRP’s beta is 1.89; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $0.57 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $9.36 billion, which was 18% versus $7.9 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Sep 18 quarter came in at $2.88 compared to $2.7 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 7% year-over-year earnings per share growth. CTRP’s ROA is 1.5%, lower than the 8.1% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 7.15%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) are around -$0.18 per share in three months through December with $0.03 also the estimate for March quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -228.57% and -93.33%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 25.42%, the target being $0.74 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to -48.65%, more likely to see it hit the $0.38 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 9%. CTRP ranks lower in comparison to an average of 13.8% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 13.96%.