News headlines about InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InterContinental Hotels Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.45 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 44.9988874665009 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE IHG) opened at $62.62 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $11,920.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.08, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.33. InterContinental Hotels Group has a 52 week low of $48.39 and a 52 week high of $69.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.92, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.73.

A number of research firms have recently commented on IHG. ValuEngine upgraded InterContinental Hotels Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded InterContinental Hotels Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded InterContinental Hotels Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 28th. Morgan Stanley upgraded InterContinental Hotels Group from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded InterContinental Hotels Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. InterContinental Hotels Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $59.13.

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InterContinental Hotels Group Company Profile

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is a hotel company. The Company franchises its brands to, and manages hotels on behalf of, third-party hotel owners. Its segments include The Americas; Europe; Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA); Greater China, and Central. It operates a portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental, HUALUXE, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations and Candlewood Suites Hotels.

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