Zacks: Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Receives Average Rating of “Strong Buy” from Analysts
Shares of Red Lion Hotels Co. (NYSE:RLH) have received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.
Analysts have set a 12-month consensus price objective of $12.50 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.03 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Red Lion Hotels an industry rank of 106 out of 256 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
Several analysts have recently issued reports on RLH shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Red Lion Hotels from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. B. Riley set a $13.00 target price on shares of Red Lion Hotels and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Red Lion Hotels from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 26th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Red Lion Hotels from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 3rd.
Red Lion Hotels (NYSE:RLH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.17) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.17). Red Lion Hotels had a negative net margin of 3.68% and a negative return on equity of 8.65%. The business had revenue of $25.98 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.53 million. Research analysts predict that Red Lion Hotels will post 0.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in RLH. Cpwm LLC boosted its position in Red Lion Hotels by 11.3% during the fourth quarter. Cpwm LLC now owns 13,815 shares of the company’s stock worth $113,000 after acquiring an additional 1,401 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its position in Red Lion Hotels by 148.0% during the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,474 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,000 after acquiring an additional 2,073 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in Red Lion Hotels by 508.4% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,346 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,000 after acquiring an additional 2,796 shares during the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG boosted its position in Red Lion Hotels by 4.4% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 72,563 shares of the company’s stock worth $594,000 after acquiring an additional 3,056 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in Red Lion Hotels by 44.7% during the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 22,243 shares of the company’s stock worth $182,000 after acquiring an additional 6,875 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.61% 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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