Red Lion Hotels (RLH) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about Red Lion Hotels (NYSE:RLH) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Red Lion Hotels earned a news impact score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.7628764216974 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several brokerages have weighed in on RLH. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.75 target price on shares of Red Lion Hotels in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut Red Lion Hotels from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Red Lion Hotels from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th.

Shares of Red Lion Hotels (NYSE:RLH) traded down $0.15 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $11.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 327,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 147,057. Red Lion Hotels has a twelve month low of $6.15 and a twelve month high of $11.70. The stock has a market cap of $274.06, a PE ratio of -63.61 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.

Red Lion Hotels (NYSE:RLH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18. The firm had revenue of $51.02 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $50.69 million. Red Lion Hotels had a negative return on equity of 2.53% and a negative net margin of 1.81%. analysts forecast that Red Lion Hotels will post -0.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Thomas L. Mckeirnan sold 22,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.22, for a total transaction of $202,840.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Pacific Opportunity F. Columbia sold 300,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.30, for a total value of $2,490,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 1,510,105 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,533,871.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 14.70% of the company’s stock.

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Red Lion Hotels Company Profile

Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) is a hospitality and leisure company. The Company is engaged in the franchising, management and ownership of hotels under the brands, including Hotel RL, Red Lion Hotel, Red Lion Inn & Suites, GuestHouse and Settle Inn & Suites (collectively the RLHC Brands). The RLHC brands represent upscale, midscale and economy hotels.

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