Anyone researching trivago N.V. (NASDAQ:TRVG) might want to consider the historical volatility of the share price. Volatility is considered to be a measure of risk in modern finance theory. Investors may think of volatility as falling into two main categories. The first type is company specific volatility. Investors use diversification across uncorrelated stocks to reduce this kind of price volatility across the portfolio. The second type is the broader market volatility, which you cannot diversify away, since it arises from macroeconomic factors which directly affects all the stocks on the market.
Some stocks mimic the volatility of the market quite closely, while others demonstrate muted, exagerrated or uncorrelated price movements. Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility). While we should keep in mind that Warren Buffett has cautioned that ‘Volatility is far from synonymous with risk’, beta is still a useful factor to consider. To make good use of it you must first know that the beta of the overall market is one. Any stock with a beta of greater than one is considered more volatile than the market, while those with a beta below one are either less volatile or poorly correlated with the market.
What does TRVG’s beta value mean to investors?
Using history as a guide, we might surmise that the share price is likely to be influenced by market volatility going forward but it probably won’t be particularly sensitive to it. Beta is worth considering, but it’s also important to consider whether trivago is growing earnings and revenue. You can take a look for yourself, below.
How does TRVG’s size impact its beta?
With a market capitalisation of US$596m, trivago is a small cap stock. However, it is big enough to catch the attention of professional investors.
What this means for you:
trivago has a beta value quite close to that of the overall market. That doesn’t tell us much on its own, so it is probably worth considering whether the company is growing, if you’re looking for stocks that will go up more than the overall market. In order to fully understand whether TRVG is a good investment for you, we also need to consider important company-specific fundamentals such as trivago’s financial health and performance track record. I highly recommend you dive deeper by considering the following:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for TRVG’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for TRVG’s outlook.
- Past Track Record: Has TRVG been consistently performing well irrespective of the ups and downs in the market? Go into more detail in the past performance analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of TRVG’s historicals for more clarity.
- Other Interesting Stocks: It’s worth checking to see how TRVG measures up against other companies on valuation. You could start with this free list of prospective options.
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