Red Lion Hotels Co. (NYSE:RLH) Director Pacific Opportunity F. Columbia sold 126,822 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.06, for a total value of $1,656,295.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 703,068 shares in the company, valued at $9,182,068.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Shares of NYSE RLH opened at $12.90 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 1.57. Red Lion Hotels Co. has a one year low of $7.37 and a one year high of $14.75.

Red Lion Hotels (NYSE:RLH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by ($0.11). Red Lion Hotels had a net margin of 2.80% and a negative return on equity of 1.97%. The firm had revenue of $38.61 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.32 million.

A number of research analysts have commented on RLH shares. B. Riley upped their price objective on Red Lion Hotels from $14.50 to $16.25 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. ValuEngine raised Red Lion Hotels from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 28th. TheStreet raised Red Lion Hotels from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Red Lion Hotels from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 11th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of RLH. Chicago Equity Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Red Lion Hotels during the 2nd quarter worth $155,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Red Lion Hotels by 21.8% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 39,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $456,000 after purchasing an additional 7,000 shares in the last quarter. EAM Global Investors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Red Lion Hotels during the 1st quarter worth $960,000. Millennium Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Red Lion Hotels by 266.6% during the 1st quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 139,686 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,362,000 after purchasing an additional 101,580 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Red Lion Hotels during the 1st quarter worth $1,946,000. 78.61% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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, and Country Hearth Inns & Suites brands; America's Best Inn & Suites, Jameson Inns, Lexington Hotels & Inns, and 3 Palm Hotels brands; and Value Inn Worldwide and Value Hotel Worldwide brands.

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