FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE:FCH) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks raised their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for FelCor Lodging Trust in a report issued on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks analyst P. Scholes now forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings of $0.89 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.86. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for FelCor Lodging Trust’s Q1 2017 earnings at $0.10 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.10 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $0.73 EPS.

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded FelCor Lodging Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. JMP Securities reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of FelCor Lodging Trust in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. Finally, FBR & Co downgraded FelCor Lodging Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $8.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.13.

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FelCor Lodging Trust (NYSE:FCH) opened at 7.39 on Thursday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $7.77 and its 200-day moving average is $7.07. The company’s market capitalization is $1.02 billion. FelCor Lodging Trust has a 52-week low of $5.68 and a 52-week high of $9.13.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of FelCor Lodging Trust during the fourth quarter worth approximately $112,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of FelCor Lodging Trust by 36.6% in the third quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 20,095 shares of the company’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 5,389 shares in the last quarter. RFG Advisory Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of FelCor Lodging Trust during the fourth quarter worth approximately $138,000. Analytic Investors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of FelCor Lodging Trust during the third quarter worth approximately $156,000. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of FelCor Lodging Trust by 28.3% in the third quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 31,841 shares of the company’s stock worth $205,000 after buying an additional 7,015 shares in the last quarter. 79.13% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 13th were given a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 11th. FelCor Lodging Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently -133.33%.

FelCor Lodging Trust Company Profile

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated is a real estate investment trust. The Company, through its subsidiary, FelCor Lodging Limited Partnership, holds ownership interests in approximately 40 hotels with over 12,440 rooms. The Company sells, acquires, rebrands and redevelops hotels. The Company’s hotels are located in approximately 20 states of the United States.

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