LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) Upgrades/Downgrades review


LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $24.08. The stock traded with the volume of 2.79 Million in the last trading session. LaSalle Hotel Properties opened at $26.96 and closed by showing an increase of 1.97%. The Bid price in the last session was $26.88 x 200 and the Ask price was $29.99 x 400. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

LaSalle Hotel Properties has the Market Capitalization of 3.11 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $29.1 and 52-Week Low of $19.01 and it touched its 52-week high on Aug 8, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016.

LaSalle Hotel Properties reported its last Earnings on Oct 19 AMC where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.85/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.87/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $-0.02/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of -2.3%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 16 – Feb 20 (Est.).

13 number of analysts also provided their insight on LaSalle Hotel Properties, where the Average Price Target for the stock is $24.08. They also projected Low Price Target as $17 while High Price Target is set at $26.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 1 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 0 reported it as Buy.14 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 1 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 1 say that this stock is a SELL.

LaSalle Hotel Properties annual Divided is 1.8 while it’s Dividend Yield is 6.56%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.6 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 28.36. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 2.52 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.2, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 22.99 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 152.92.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 5.4 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 9% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 4.9%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 6.77% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 10.45 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 12.69 percent.

A look at performance overview of LaSalle Hotel Properties depicts that Performance (Week) is 1.18 percent while Performance Month is 14.71%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -1.28% and Half Year Performance value stands at 24.23%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 4.9 percent. LaSalle Hotel Properties has its YTD performance of 15.58 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 25 Aug 2016 where Chief Executive Officer Barnello (Michael D) did a transaction type “Sell” in which 25000 shares were traded at a price of $28.71. Another insider trade includes Chief Executive Officer Barnello (Michael D) who also initiated a transaction in which 125000 shares were traded on 24 Aug 2016 as “Sell”. On 10 Aug 2016 Chief Executive Officer Barnello (Michael D) traded 13598 shares as “Sell” at $27.77. Chief Operating Officer Young (Alfred L) Sell 6147 shares on 10 Aug 2016 at the price of $27.77.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Credit Suisse on 21-Jul-16 who Downgrade the stock from Outperform to Neutral. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 19-Jan-16, Ladenburg Thalmann took an action “Downgrade” from Neutral to Sell. On 18-Dec-15, the stock was Downgrade to Underweight by Barclays.