British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd acquired a new stake in China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 51,153 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,076,000. British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd owned approximately 0.07% of China Lodging Group, Limited as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in China Lodging Group, Limited by 65.7% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 20,355 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,642,000 after acquiring an additional 8,072 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its stake in China Lodging Group, Limited by 11.5% in the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 8,948 shares of the company’s stock worth $725,000 after acquiring an additional 925 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in China Lodging Group, Limited by 82.0% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 341,114 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,521,000 after acquiring an additional 153,646 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its stake in China Lodging Group, Limited by 8.3% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 10,947 shares of the company’s stock worth $883,000 after acquiring an additional 838 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. purchased a new position in China Lodging Group, Limited in the second quarter worth approximately $5,412,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 37.61% of the company’s stock.

Shares of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) traded up $3.77 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $127.46. 503,600 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 270,144. The stock has a market cap of $8,554.03, a P/E ratio of 62.79, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a quick ratio of 1.48, a current ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. China Lodging Group, Limited has a twelve month low of $44.35 and a twelve month high of $142.80.

China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 17th. The company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.20. The business had revenue of $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.94 billion. China Lodging Group, Limited had a net margin of 13.69% and a return on equity of 17.26%. The company’s revenue was up 20.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 EPS. equities research analysts expect that China Lodging Group, Limited will post 3.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 4th will be given a dividend of $0.64 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 1st.

HTHT has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of China Lodging Group, Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Bank of America Corporation lifted their price target on shares of China Lodging Group, Limited from $104.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $81.71.

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China Lodging Group, Limited 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT)

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