News articles about Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Choice Hotels International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5063265427719 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Choice Hotels International (NYSE CHH) opened at $82.15 on Monday. Choice Hotels International has a 1 year low of $54.40 and a 1 year high of $82.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,649.20, a PE ratio of 30.43, a P/E/G ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.99, a quick ratio of 1.67 and a current ratio of 1.67.

Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) last released its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $295.09 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $288.50 million. Choice Hotels International had a negative return on equity of 60.41% and a net margin of 15.66%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.84 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Choice Hotels International will post 2.89 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.215 per share. This represents a $0.86 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. Choice Hotels International’s dividend payout ratio is 31.85%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on CHH shares. TheStreet raised Choice Hotels International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised Choice Hotels International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $71.00 target price on shares of Choice Hotels International in a research report on Friday, November 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Choice Hotels International from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $72.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Barclays lifted their target price on Choice Hotels International from $60.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.13.

In other Choice Hotels International news, CEO Patrick Pacious sold 11,149 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.78, for a total transaction of $844,871.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 124,073 shares in the company, valued at $9,402,251.94. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Bruce Bainum sold 250,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.05, for a total transaction of $18,512,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 22.01% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Choice Hotels International Company Profile

Choice Hotels International, Inc is a hotel franchisor. The Company’s segments include Hotel Franchising, SkyTouch Technology and Corporate & Other. It franchises lodging properties under brand names, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Cambria hotels & suites, and Ascend Hotel Collection.

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