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.

RLJ was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 28, which equates to a potential upside of 32.58 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 19.5, implying potential capital losses of -7.67 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.

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. 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.

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 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of RLJ is 0.19.

RLJ has a 52-week high of 25.10 and a 52-week low of 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.62 billion. RLJ will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.