Media coverage about La Quinta Holdings (NYSE:LQ) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. La Quinta Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.7766421560269 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

LQ has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut La Quinta Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded La Quinta Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $22.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub upgraded La Quinta Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. TheStreet upgraded La Quinta Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, UBS AG upgraded La Quinta Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.81.

Shares of La Quinta Holdings (LQ) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.87. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,182,998 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,194,505. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.38, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.40. La Quinta Holdings has a 52-week low of $10.68 and a 52-week high of $18.53. The company has a market capitalization of $1,990.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.06, a P/E/G ratio of 13.09 and a beta of 1.87.

La Quinta Holdings (NYSE:LQ) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by ($0.04). La Quinta Holdings had a net margin of 3.11% and a return on equity of 6.23%. The company had revenue of $268.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $272.52 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.19 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that La Quinta Holdings will post 0.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal 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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