Analyst Ratings for RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, RLJ was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for RLJ. The highest price target was 28, implying potential capital gains of 32.58 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 19.5, implying potential capital losses of -7.67 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.56 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -11.67 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.36 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.91 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 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

RLJ has an estimated earnings growth rate of 91.68 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of RLJ is 0.19.

In the trailing 52-weeks, RLJ hit 25.10 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 18.92. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 11.63 percent, and 15.86 percent lower than its 52-week high. RLJ has a price/earnings ratio of 17.5. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RLJ value stock report compares RLJ to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of RLJ is $2.62 billion. RLJ's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.