Choice Hotels International (CHH) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Choice Hotels International earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7516480570258 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) traded down $0.95 on Monday, hitting $77.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 206,537 shares, compared to its average volume of 198,781. Choice Hotels International has a 1 year low of $53.40 and a 1 year high of $79.80. The firm has a market cap of $4,439.79, a P/E ratio of 27.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.99, a current ratio of 1.67 and a quick ratio of 1.67.

Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) last released its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $295.09 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $288.50 million. Choice Hotels International had a negative return on equity of 60.41% and a net margin of 15.66%. Choice Hotels International’s quarterly revenue was up 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.84 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Choice Hotels International will post 2.89 EPS for the current year.

CHH has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Barclays lifted their target price on Choice Hotels International from $60.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $71.00 target price on shares of Choice Hotels International in a report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Choice Hotels International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. TheStreet raised Choice Hotels International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Choice Hotels International from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.71.

In related news, major shareholder Bruce Bainum sold 250,000 shares of Choice Hotels International stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.05, for a total value of $18,512,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 22.01% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Choice Hotels International

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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