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Profit disappointment trips up TripAdvisor

Miami Design Preservation League via Bloomberg News/File 2011

TripAdvisor, an online travel-recommendation and booking service, was spun off from Expedia Inc. in December. Above, a Miami Beach lifeguard stand done in the Art Deco style.

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TripAdvisor Inc. tumbled after three analysts downgraded the stock, which suffered the biggest percentage decline on the S&P 500. Susquehanna International Group downgraded TripAdvisor to “neutral’’ from “positive.’’ Benchmark Co. and Lazard Capital Markets also cut their ratings. The Newton-based company on Wednesday posted quarterly profit that missed the average analyst estimate.

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