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.

Several price targets were given for HTHT by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 107.3, which equates to a potential upside of 12.75 percent. The minimum price target given was 66.2, implying a possible loss of -30.44 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 13.23 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

HTHT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 40.92 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HTHT has a PEG ratio of 1.26.

In the last 52-weeks, HTHT has achieved a high of 97.44 and a low of 36.96. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 157.49 percent, and below the high by 2.33 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $6.62 billion. HTHT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.