Press coverage about RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RLJ Lodging Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7680199950032 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE RLJ) traded up $0.43 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $22.06. 2,627,487 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,536,899. The company has a current ratio of 2.06, a quick ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The company has a market capitalization of $3,850.00, a P/E ratio of 8.82, a PEG ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 1.13. RLJ Lodging Trust has a one year low of $19.12 and a one year high of $25.01.

RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $341.26 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $347.74 million. RLJ Lodging Trust had a net margin of 12.30% and a return on equity of 5.80%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.69 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that RLJ Lodging Trust will post 2.27 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of RLJ Lodging Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of RLJ Lodging Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $21.00 to $23.00 in a report on Friday, September 8th. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of RLJ Lodging Trust in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They set a “hold” rating and a $22.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of RLJ Lodging Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of RLJ Lodging Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.20.

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RLJ Lodging Trust Company Profile

RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the acquisition of focused-service and compact full-service hotels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 122 hotels with approximately 20,100 rooms, located in 21 states and the District of Columbia, and an interest in one mortgage loan secured by a hotel.

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