Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Choice Hotels International (CHH) Stock Price

News headlines about Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Choice Hotels International earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.4210017422447 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Choice Hotels International (NYSE CHH) traded up $1.45 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $81.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 161,973 shares, compared to its average volume of 230,827. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.99, a quick ratio of 1.67 and a current ratio of 1.67. Choice Hotels International has a 52-week low of $53.40 and a 52-week high of $81.85. The firm has a market cap of $4,610.00, a P/E ratio of 30.15, a P/E/G ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 1.17.

Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.03. Choice Hotels International had a negative return on equity of 60.41% and a net margin of 15.66%. The firm had revenue of $295.09 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $288.50 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.84 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Choice Hotels International will post 2.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.215 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.86 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. Choice Hotels International’s payout ratio is currently 31.85%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Choice Hotels International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Choice Hotels International from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $72.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. TheStreet raised Choice Hotels International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $71.00 target price on shares of Choice Hotels International in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Barclays raised their target price on Choice Hotels International from $60.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Choice Hotels International has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.13.

In other Choice Hotels International news, major shareholder Bruce Bainum sold 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.05, for a total transaction of $18,512,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Patrick Pacious sold 11,149 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.78, for a total value of $844,871.22. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 124,073 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,402,251.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 22.01% of the company’s stock.

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Choice Hotels International Company Profile

Choice Hotels International, Inc is a hotel franchisor. The Company’s segments include Hotel Franchising, SkyTouch Technology and Corporate & Other. It franchises lodging properties under brand names, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Cambria hotels & suites, and Ascend Hotel Collection.

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