Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) saw a large increase in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 460,700 shares, an increase of 14.0% from the June 15th total of 404,000 shares. Approximately 8.2% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 102,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.5 days.

In other Travelzoo news, major shareholder Azzurro Capital Inc sold 52,000 shares of Travelzoo stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.90, for a total value of $1,086,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 236,311 shares of company stock valued at $4,491,708. 55.58% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in TZOO. Group One Trading L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Travelzoo in the 1st quarter valued at about $57,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of Travelzoo by 56.1% in the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 22,790 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $224,000 after buying an additional 8,186 shares during the period. Shell Asset Management Co. purchased a new position in shares of Travelzoo in the 1st quarter valued at about $243,000. Barclays PLC boosted its stake in shares of Travelzoo by 123.1% in the 4th quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 25,361 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $249,000 after buying an additional 13,993 shares during the period. Finally, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Travelzoo by 11.4% in the 1st quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 20,191 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $271,000 after buying an additional 2,067 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 35.36% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on TZOO shares. TheStreet downgraded VF from a “b+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine raised Yirendai from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 3rd.

Shares of TZOO opened at $13.10 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $15.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72. The stock has a market cap of $155.43 million, a PE ratio of 25.69 and a beta of 1.09. Travelzoo has a 1 year low of $7.00 and a 1 year high of $22.85.

Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 24th. The information services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $28.18 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $28.30 million. Travelzoo had a return on equity of 41.15% and a net margin of 5.50%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.04 EPS.

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo provides travel, entertainment, and local deals from travel and entertainment companies, and local businesses in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. Its publications and products include Travelzoo Website; Travelzoo iPhone and Android apps; Travelzoo Top 20 email newsletter; and Newsflash email alert service.

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