China Lodging Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:HTHT)’s share price traded down 2.7% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $45.55 and last traded at $45.64, with a volume of 128,002 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $46.90.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Brean Capital upped their price target on shares of China Lodging Group from $44.00 to $48.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of China Lodging Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price target for the company from $36.20 to $40.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of China Lodging Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. downgraded shares of China Lodging Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the company from $7.50 to $9.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $37.81.

The stock has a market cap of $3.08 billion and a PE ratio of 29.24. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $40.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $35.77.

China Lodging Group (NASDAQ:HTHT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 16th. The company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.30. The company had revenue of $254.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $248.76 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.59 earnings per share. China Lodging Group’s revenue was up 13.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that China Lodging Group Ltd. will post $1.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

China Lodging Group, Limited is a holding company. The Company is a multi-brand hotel group in China with leased, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease model, the Company directly operates hotels located on leased properties. Under the manachise model, the Company manages manachised hotels through the on-site hotel managers the Company appoints and collects fees from franchisees.

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