Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect China Lodging Group, Limited (HTHT) Stock Price

News stories about China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. China Lodging Group, Limited earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 47.1003544235498 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) opened at $125.97 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $8,742.83, a P/E ratio of 64.17, a PEG ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.65. China Lodging Group, Limited has a 52 week low of $43.47 and a 52 week high of $142.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.48, a current ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60.

China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 17th. The company reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $1.99 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.94 billion. China Lodging Group, Limited had a net margin of 13.69% and a return on equity of 17.26%. The business’s revenue was up 20.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $4.67 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that China Lodging Group, Limited will post 3.19 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th will be given a dividend of $0.64 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st.

HTHT has been the topic of several research reports. Bank of America Corporation boosted their price objective on shares of China Lodging Group, Limited from $104.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of China Lodging Group, Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of China Lodging Group, Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $81.71.

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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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