Americans nearing and in retirement don’t know enough about retirement income planning according to a new survey by The American College of Financial services, as roughly 75% of survey respondents failed the 38-question retirement planning quiz. (The quiz can be taken here.) The research surveyed a total of 1,244 Americans between February 16, 2017 and March 1, 2017. The literacy rate survey had a sampling error at the 95% confidence level of +/- 2.8%. According to David Littell, the Retirement Income Program Co-Director at The American College, “the results are alarming and a stark reminder of the need to be prepared for the decades in retirement when you are not earning a steady stream of income.” The survey, which asked Americans between the ages of 60 and 75 with at least $100,000 in investable assets a variety of literacy, attitudinal, and planning questions, is actually a follow-up from a 2014 survey in which the literacy results yielded similar res ults.
Shutterstock – Americans failed The American College’s Retirement Income Literacy quiz in 2013 and again in 2017.
how to invest your money: Warren Resources Inc.(WRES)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Warren Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: WRES) were down 31 percent to $0.0656. Warren Resources filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Gogo Inc (NASDAQ: GOGO) was down, falling around 15 percent to $9.40 after the company announced it has reached an agreement with American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) to “continue to provide service on a meaningful portion of the American fleet currently served by Gogo.” Investors heavily sold off the stock as the company’s announcement implies it lost some orders to its main competitor, ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT).
how to invest your money: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Angie’s List basically back to breakeven while other online review stocks like small cap Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) and mid cap Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) have performed a bit better with mid capacquirer IAC has been a better performer:
- [By Paul Ausick]
TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) dropped about 4.5% Thursday, to post a new 52-week low of $43.48 after closing at $45.55 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $71.69. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 2.4 million shares. The company had no specific news today.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
TripAdvisor (TRIP) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today, a reversal of yesterday’s big gain following the news thatExpedia (EXPE) would participate in its Instant Booking program.
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TripAdvisordropped 5.1% to $46.28 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,265.18.
In a note published yesterday, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Rodney Hull and team called the announcement a “positive for [the] platform” but worried about the fact that “shopper growth and monetization have been muted.” They explain:
Ultimately, TripAdvisor is seeking to improve its revenue per shopper which trails its OTA peers who earn 4-5x more per shopper by driving booking and repeat booking activity on their sites. On a positive note, TripAdvisor stated that US trends improved through the third quarter and that transaction revenue and rev/shopper turned positive in October. Further, green shoots in app bookings and vaulted credit cards are noteworthy. However, the dual headwinds of mobile and the IB transition continue to negatively impact financials as well as the “flywheel” for shopper growth and visibility into improving growth remains limited, aside from easing comps. We have a positive view of the company’s longer-term monetization opportunity, but we await further signs of inflection in growth and profitability, which may follow a larger ad campaign. Recall, the company reduced its margin outlook for 2017 on the 3Q call as it will likely look to increase paid marketing spe nd and invest revenue per shopper gains to restart the flywheel
TripAdvisor’s market capitalization fell to $6.7 billion today from $7.1 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $198 million on sales of $1.5 billion in 2015.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Angie’s List underperforming (but not really falling lower) other online review stocks likesmall capYelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) which is rising again andmid cap Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP), but all three stocks have fallen off from their all time highs:
- [By Ben Levisohn]
TripAdvisor (TRIP) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after reporting earnings that came in well below the Street consensus.
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TripAdvisordropped 11% to $46.92 today, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to2,347.22.
Susquehanna’s Shyam Patil and team write that TripAdvisor’s “challenges persist.” They explain why:
4Q highlights another challenging quarter. Total revenue was $316m (up 2% y/y), 1% below our estimate of $320m and 3% below consensus of $327m. EBITDA of $58m (18.4% margins) was ~25% below our and the consensus estimate of $77m, caused by the revenue miss and higher opex (specifically S&M and G&A) vs. our model…
While we like TRIPs leading audience reach (on both mobile and desktop) and breadth of travel content, we believe the traffic mix shift to mobile combined with the transition to instant book (IB) will continue to weigh on monetization and cause near-term volatility in the numbers. TRIP is prioritizing revenue growth over profits this year, and management expects to drive double-digit revenue growth but at the expense of significant margin deleverage and absolute EBITDA declines. Additionally, EBITDA could decline further, if TRIP decides to do TV advertising, which is currently not in our estimates or managements outlook. Given these issues, forecasting remains challenging and we continue to have little confidence in estimates.
TripAdvisor’s market capitalization fell to $6.8 billion today from $7.6 billion yesterday.
how to invest your money: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)
- [By Rick Munarriz]
It’s time to see if SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) can earn a treat by performing a fancy trick above water. The struggling theme park operator has a media event slated for Thursday morning at its flagship SeaWorld Orlando park. Speculation centers around the unveiling of a new sea-rescue-themed attraction, but some brand bashers hope that SeaWorld will be taking additional steps to wean itself from live marine-life entertainment.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) has dropped 2.2% to $18.47 after getting cut to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) has jumped 4.3% to $11.68 after activist investor ValueAct bought three million shares of the beaten-down specialty pharmaceutical company.
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
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how to invest your money: Bloomin' Brands, Inc.(BLMN)
- [By CNBC]
Tony Tribble, Invision/AP Forget about Bloomin’ Onions or boneless wings, for many consumers, the choice of where to dine often comes down to a different factor: which restaurant has the best booze. “Alcoholic beverages can be a key driver of traffic, differentiation, and loyalty,” said David Decker, president of Consumer Edge Insight. According to the firm, two factors that keep customers coming back are “selection” and “pricing.” Consumer Edge Insight recently surveyed restaurant customers to find out which casual-dining spots generated the most loyalty with their alcoholic beverages. Taking the top spot for “selection” was Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), with 29 percent of those surveyed saying they were “most likely to visit it most often due to its good selection of alcoholic beverages.” Applebee’s (DIN) took the second spot, with 24 percent, and Outback Steakhouse (BLMN) and T.G.I. Friday’s tied for third place with 22 percent each. Prices also keep customers coming back to Buffalo Wild Wings. When asked which casual-dining brand they were “most likely to visit most often due to its good prices of alcoholic beverages,” Buffalo Wild Wings came out on top with 30 percent. Chili’s (EAT) was No. 2 at 23 percent, and Ruby Tuesday (RT) was third with 22 percent. Buffalo Wild Wings has always made alcohol a part of its experience, even making it part of its tagline: “Wings.Beer.Sports.” The chain is the No. 1 account for more than 50 different beer brands and recently launched Game Changer, a new beer in a partnership with Redhook Brewery. Priced between cheaper domestic lagers and pricier craft beers, Game Changer became the fourth-most-popular draft beer at company-owned locations within two weeks of its release. “Among casual-dining restaurants, Buffalo Wild Wings is seeing the greatest positive effect in terms of building customer loyalty with its alcohol offerings,” Decker said. “There are many steps other restaurants can take to improve their alcoho