Analyst Ratings for China Lodging Group Ltd. ADR (HTHT)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering China Lodging Group Ltd. ADR (NASDAQ:HTHT) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. HTHT had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 7 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

HTHT was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 107.3, implying potential capital gains of 12.75 percent. The lowest price target was 66.2, which equates to a potential downside of -30.44 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 13.23 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 20.6 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

HTHT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 40.92 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. HTHT has a PEG ratio of 1.26.

HTHT has traded between a high of 97.44 and a low of 36.96 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 157.49 percent, and 2.33 percent below the high. HTHT has a P/E ratio of 51.38. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HTHT value stock report compares HTHT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.62 billion. HTHT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.