Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect China Lodging Group, Limited (HTHT) Share Price
Media stories about China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Lodging Group, Limited earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.2720927877449 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
A number of brokerages have recently commented on HTHT. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of China Lodging Group, Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Bank of America Corporation lifted their price target on shares of China Lodging Group, Limited from $104.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. China Lodging Group, Limited currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $81.71.
China Lodging Group, Limited (HTHT) traded up $3.77 during trading on Friday, reaching $127.46. 503,600 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 270,144. China Lodging Group, Limited has a 52-week low of $44.35 and a 52-week high of $142.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,554.03, a P/E ratio of 62.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60.
China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 17th. The company reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.20. China Lodging Group, Limited had a net margin of 13.69% and a return on equity of 17.26%. The firm had revenue of $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.94 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 earnings per share. China Lodging Group, Limited’s revenue was up 20.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that China Lodging Group, Limited will post 3.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th will be issued a $0.64 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st.
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China Lodging Group, Limited Company Profile
China Lodging Group, Limited is a holding company. The Company is a multi-brand hotel group in China with leased, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease model, the Company directly operates hotels located on leased properties. Under the manachise model, the Company manages manachised hotels through the on-site hotel managers the Company appoints and collects fees from franchisees.
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