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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for RLJ. The most optimistic price target was 28, which equates to a potential upside of 32.58 percent. The minimum price target given was 19.5, implying a possible loss of -7.67 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.36 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.91 percent in FY estimates.

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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of RLJ's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 91.68 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. RLJ has a PEG ratio of 0.19.

RLJ has traded between a high of 25.10 and a low of 18.92 over the past year. Currently the stock is 11.63 percent higher than its low, and 15.86 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of RLJ is $2.62 billion. RLJ is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.