Shares of Red Lion Hotels Co. (NYSE:RLH) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus target price of $12.50 for the company and are expecting that the company will post ($0.12) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Red Lion Hotels an industry rank of 167 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on RLH shares. B. Riley set a $13.00 price target on shares of Red Lion Hotels and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Red Lion Hotels from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Red Lion Hotels from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 9th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Red Lion Hotels from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Shares of NYSE RLH traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $8.24. 43,639 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 77,526. The stock has a market capitalization of $193.33 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.31 and a beta of 0.93. Red Lion Hotels has a twelve month low of $6.92 and a twelve month high of $14.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 1.15 and a quick ratio of 1.15.

Red Lion Hotels (NYSE:RLH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, March 8th. The company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.13) by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $28.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.15 million. Red Lion Hotels had a negative return on equity of 9.57% and a net margin of 1.44%. Analysts anticipate that Red Lion Hotels will post -0.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in RLH. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Red Lion Hotels by 197.2% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 97,552 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,220,000 after purchasing an additional 64,725 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Red Lion Hotels by 0.7% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,312,795 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,409,000 after acquiring an additional 9,332 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Red Lion Hotels by 1.5% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,041,891 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,524,000 after acquiring an additional 30,204 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new stake in shares of Red Lion Hotels during the third quarter valued at $129,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Red Lion Hotels by 2.0% during the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 668,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,356,000 after acquiring an additional 12,800 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 75.60% of the company’s stock.

About Red Lion Hotels

Red Lion Hotels Corporation, doing business as RLH Corporation, operates as a hospitality and leisure company the United States. It operates in two segments, Company Operated Hotels and Franchised Hotels. The company owns, manages, and franchises upscale, midscale, and economy hotels under the Hotel RL, Red Lion Hotels, Red Lion Inn & Suites, GuestHouse, Settle Inn, Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, Signature and Signature Inn, Knights Inn, and Country Hearth Inns & Suites brands.

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