Media coverage about Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) has been trending positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chatham Lodging Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5648252839555 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several analysts recently commented on CLDT shares. BidaskClub lowered Chatham Lodging Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $19.50 target price on shares of Chatham Lodging Trust in a report on Thursday, September 7th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Chatham Lodging Trust in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Chatham Lodging Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Barclays reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Chatham Lodging Trust in a report on Sunday, November 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.25.

Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT) opened at $23.08 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $931.78, a P/E ratio of 10.30 and a beta of 1.05. Chatham Lodging Trust has a 1 year low of $18.66 and a 1 year high of $23.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.42 and a quick ratio of 1.42.

Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.01. Chatham Lodging Trust had a return on equity of 3.90% and a net margin of 9.03%. The business had revenue of $81.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $80.12 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.71 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Chatham Lodging Trust will post 2.16 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.72%. Chatham Lodging Trust’s payout ratio is 197.01%.

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About Chatham Lodging Trust

Chatham Lodging Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests primarily in upscale extended-stay and premium-branded select-service hotels. All of the Company’s assets are held by, and all of its operations are conducted through Chatham Lodging, L.P. (the Operating Partnership). The Company owned 40 hotels with an aggregate of 5,939 rooms located in 16 states and the District of Columbia.

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