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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 28, which equates to a potential upside of 32.58 percent. The lowest price target was 19.5, implying a possible loss of -7.67 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.56 percent. That number becomes -11.67 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 downwards by -1.36 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.91 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. RLJ has a PEG ratio of 0.19.

In the trailing 52-weeks, RLJ hit 25.10 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 18.92. Today's price is 11.63 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 15.86 percent. RLJ has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.62 billion. RLJ's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.