Headlines about China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Lodging Group, Limited earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.8347063089374 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) traded down 1.61% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $99.36. The company had a trading volume of 409,194 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $90.42 and a 200 day moving average of $71.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.91 and a beta of 1.71. China Lodging Group, Limited has a 52 week low of $37.27 and a 52 week high of $107.17.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded China Lodging Group, Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Macquarie downgraded China Lodging Group, Limited from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their target price for the company from $66.00 to $72.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $90.00 target price (up from $78.00) on shares of China Lodging Group, Limited in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded China Lodging Group, Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Benchmark Co. assumed coverage on China Lodging Group, Limited in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $68.00 target price for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. China Lodging Group, Limited has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $71.00.

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China Lodging Group, Limited Company Profile

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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