China Lodging Group Ltd (NASDAQ: HTHT)
ALERT – STOCK RATING DOWNGRADE
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.