Alert: Rating Downgrade (8/31/18)-China Lodging Group Ltd (NASDAQ: HTHT).

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China Lodging Group Ltd (NASDAQ: HTHT)

ALERT – STOCK RATING DOWNGRADE

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Stock Rating Downgrade

Reflecting eroding fundamentals and low Appreciation Potential, the Value Trend Rating for China Lodging Group Ltd (NASDAQ: HTHT) weakened of late. HTHT’s current Value Trend Rating is D and the prior Rating was C. Details supporting this lower rating are included in our next report.

Recent Price Action

China Lodging Group Ltd (NASDAQ: HTHT) stock enjoyed a large increase of 2.0% on 8/31/18. The stock closed at $34.42. However, below average trading volume at 71% of normal accompanied the advance. The stock has been strong relative to the market over the last nine months and has risen 4.3% during the last week.

Current PriceTarget Research Rating

Reflecting future returns on capital that are forecasted to be in line with the cost of capital, HTHT is expected to be Value Creation neutral.

China Lodging has a current Value Trend Rating of D (Negative). This rating combines contradictory signals from two proprietary PTR measures of a stock’s attractiveness. China Lodging has a slightly positive Power Rating of 70 but a poor Appreciation Score of 15, and the Negative Value Trend Rating results.

About John Lafferty 91533 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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