Analyst Ratings for Choice Hotels International Inc. (CHH)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Choice Hotels International Inc. (NYSE:CHH) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, CHH was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for CHH by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 72, which equates to a potential upside of 12.5 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 59, which equates to a potential downside of -7.81 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.28 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.71 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, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CHH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 8.85 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CHH has a PEG ratio of 2.79.

CHH has traded between a high of 67.80 and a low of 43.70 over the past year. Currently the stock is 46.45 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.6 percent. CHH has a P/E ratio of 24.71. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CHH value stock report compares CHH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.63 billion. CHH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.