News stories about Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Xenia Hotels & Resorts earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9650275814991 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.

XHR has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts from $21.00 to $20.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, B. Riley raised shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

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Shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts (XHR) opened at $19.66 on Friday. Xenia Hotels & Resorts has a twelve month low of $16.21 and a twelve month high of $22.76. The company has a market cap of $2,138.70, a P/E ratio of 21.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a current ratio of 2.16, a quick ratio of 2.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80.

Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.07. Xenia Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 10.46% and a return on equity of 5.99%. The business had revenue of $259.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $243.21 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.55 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Xenia Hotels & Resorts will post 2.05 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.60%. Xenia Hotels & Resorts’s dividend payout ratio is currently 119.57%.

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About Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Xenia) is a self-advised and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in premium full service, lifestyle and urban upscale hotels, with a focus on var ious markets, as well as leisure destinations in the United States. As of October 4, 2017, the Company owned 39 hotels, 37 of which are completely owned, comprising 11,533 rooms, across 18 states and the District of Columbia, including a majority interest in two hotels owned through two investments in real estate entities.

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