China Lodging Group (HTHT) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about China Lodging Group (NASDAQ:HTHT) has trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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 earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.2677322396096 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of research firms have recently commented on HTHT. BidaskClub raised China Lodging Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Benchmark increased their price objective on China Lodging Group from $128.00 to $142.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut China Lodging Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Bank of America increased their price objective on China Lodging Group from $104.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. China Lodging Group presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $99.00.

China Lodging Group (NASDAQ:HTHT) traded down $1.82 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $119.18. The company had a trading volume of 648,003 shares, compared to its average volume of 301,969. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.41 and a quick ratio of 1.40. China Lodging Group has a 12 month low of $45.61 and a 12 month high of $142.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,536.74, a PE ratio of 52.98 and a beta of 1.53.

China Lodging Group (NASDAQ:HTHT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 28th. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.01. China Lodging Group had a return on equity of 19.55% and a net margin of 14.95%. The company had revenue of $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.36 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $4.28 earnings per share. China Lodging Group’s revenue was up 33.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that China Lodging Group will post 3.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm 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 is Friday, December 1st.

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About China Lodging Group

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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