News headlines about La Quinta Holdings (NYSE:LQ) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. La Quinta Holdings earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7879504532386 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of La Quinta Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub raised shares of La Quinta Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of La Quinta Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of La Quinta Holdings from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the company from $14.50 to $16.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. La Quinta Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.29.

Shares of La Quinta Holdings (NYSE LQ) traded down 0.23% on Thursday, hitting $17.25. 589,936 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $2.03 billion, a PE ratio of 48.73 and a beta of 1.88. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $16.29 and a 200-day moving average of $14.78. La Quinta Holdings has a 1-year low of $9.73 and a 1-year high of $17.74.

La Quinta Holdings (NYSE:LQ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.03. La Quinta Holdings had a return on equity of 7.28% and a net margin of 4.13%. The company had revenue of $263.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $260.44 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.21 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that La Quinta Holdings will post $0.40 EPS for the current year.

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La Quinta Holdings Company Profile

La Quinta Holdings Inc is an owner, operator and franchisor of select-service hotels primarily serving the midscale and upper-midscale sectors under the La Quinta brand. The Company’s segments include owned hotels, franchise and management, and corporate and other. The owned hotels segment is engaged in the operation of owned hotel properties.

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