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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HTHT. The most optimistic price target was 107.3, which equates to a potential upside of 12.75 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 66.2, which equates to a potential downside of -30.44 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 13.23 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 20.6 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HTHT to grow at a rate of 40.92 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. HTHT has a PEG ratio of 1.26.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HTHT hit 97.44 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 36.96. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 157.49 percent, and 2.33 percent lower than its 52-week high. HTHT has a price/earnings 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 market cap of HTHT is $6.62 billion. HTHT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.