Shares of Red Lion Hotels Co. (NYSE:RLH) have received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokers have set a one year consensus target price of $16.25 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.18 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Red Lion Hotels an industry rank of 121 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Red Lion Hotels from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 30th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Red Lion Hotels from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. B. Riley boosted their target price on shares of Red Lion Hotels from $14.50 to $16.25 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Red Lion Hotels from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday.

Shares of NYSE:RLH traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $14.05. The company had a trading volume of 149,473 shares, compared to its average volume of 98,225. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a current ratio of 1.57. Red Lion Hotels has a one year low of $6.55 and a one year high of $14.15.

Red Lion Hotels (NYSE:RLH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $38.61 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.32 million. Red Lion Hotels had a negative return on equity of 1.97% and a net margin of 2.80%. analysts expect that Red Lion Hotels will post -0.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Red Lion Hotels news, CEO Gregory T. Mount sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.16, for a total transaction of $101,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Harry Sladich sold 10,946 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.22, for a total transaction of $122,814.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 4,892,533 shares of company stock valued at $51,793,243. 19.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in RLH. Chicago Equity Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Red Lion Hotels during the second quarter worth about $155,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Red Lion Hotels by 51.5% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 22,355 shares of the company’s stock worth $220,000 after acquiring an additional 7,601 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Red Lion Hotels by 21.8% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 39,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $456,000 after acquiring an additional 7,000 shares during the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in shares of Red Lion Hotels by 288.0% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 67,485 shares of the company’s stock worth $663,000 after acquiring an additional 50,090 shares during the last quarter. Finally, EAM Global Investors LLC bought a new position in shares of Red Lion Hotels during the first quarter worth about $960,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 66.44% of the company’s stock.

Red Lion Hotels Company Profile

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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