Headlines about La Quinta (NYSE:LQ) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. 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. La Quinta earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5763939299151 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

La Quinta (NYSE:LQ) opened at $18.66 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 1.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.38. The firm has a market cap of $2,193.87, a PE ratio of 71.77, a P/E/G ratio of 8.14 and a beta of 1.83. La Quinta has a fifty-two week low of $11.76 and a fifty-two week high of $21.06.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on LQ. Wells Fargo & Co lowered shares of La Quinta from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on shares of La Quinta to $23.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of La Quinta from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of La Quinta in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of La Quinta from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.85.

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About La Quinta

La Quinta Holdings Inc is an owner, operator and franchisor of select-service hotels primarily serving the midscale and upper-midscale sectors under the La Quinta brand. The Company’s segments include owned hotels, franchise and management, and corporate and other. The owned hotels segment is engaged in the operation of owned hotel properties.

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