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Surging Earnings Estimates Signal Good News for China Lodging (HTHT)
March 20, 2017

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China Lodging Group, Limited (HTHT - Free Report) is a leading hotel chain operator in China that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on HTHT’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that China Lodging could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for HTHT

In the past 30 days, 1 estimate has gone higher for China Lodging while none has gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates rising from 13 cents per share 30 days ago, to 20 cents per share today, a move of 53.8%.

Current Year Estimates for HTHT

Meanwhile, China Lodging’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 1 estimate moving higher in the past month, compared to one lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, rising from $1.81 per share 30 days ago to $2.03 per share today, an increase of 12.2%.

China Lodging Group, Limited Price and Consensus

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 8.6% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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