News articles about Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Choice Hotels International earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.7964395301943 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of NYSE CHH opened at $78.45 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.06. Choice Hotels International has a 52 week low of $60.05 and a 52 week high of $85.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.90, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 0.99.
Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $295.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $307.89 million. Choice Hotels International had a net margin of 14.08% and a negative return on equity of 87.57%. The firm’s revenue was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.79 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Choice Hotels International will post 3.76 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on CHH. Jefferies Financial Group began coverage on shares of Choice Hotels International in a research note on Thursday, May 31st. They set a “hold” rating and a $85.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Choice Hotels International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 14th. ValuEngine cut shares of Choice Hotels International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. Longbow Research assumed coverage on shares of Choice Hotels International in a research note on Friday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $95.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Choice Hotels International in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $83.22.
Choice Hotels International Company Profile
Choice Hotels International, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide. It operates through Hotel Franchising and SkyTouch Technology segments. The company franchises lodging properties under the brand names of 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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