Huazhu Group Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) saw an upside of 2.71% to close Monday at $50.35 after adding $1.33 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,304,500 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $51.15 in the past week. An average of 1,156,765 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,283,522.
HTHT’s 1-month performance is 0.54% or $0.27 on its low of $44.50 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $38.49 and high of $64.53, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 02/16/21. YTD, HTHT has achieved 11.81% or $5.32. However, the current price is down -21.97%% from the 52-week high price.
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The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 191.82 and a low of 25.78. HTHT stock has a beta of 1.57. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 8.76 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 8.79.
Huazhu Group Limited’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.10 meaning that HTHT stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.08, while the total debt to equity was 1.14. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 58.30%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is -0.72% while for the period ending June 29; Huazhu Group Limited’s operating margin was -2.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $72.0 million against revenue of $1.56 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected HTHT to announce $0.15 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.22, representing a 46.70% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $156.0 million. HTHT stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 8.21 billion, with total debt at $44.34 billion
Let’s look briefly at Huazhu Group Limited (HTHT) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 67.74% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 34.17%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $48.84, reflecting a +7.24% or $3.40 change from its current price. HTHT is currently trading +1.21% above its 20-day SMA, -11.87% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +11.94% and +12.92% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 83.23% and 83.38% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.79. The RSI (14) points at 62.00%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 86.37% with the period’s ATR at 1.76. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.23 and 1.52 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Huazhu Group Limited (NASDAQ: HTHT), UBS launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for HTHT stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate HTHT as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 13 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is HTHT’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $272.52 and a high of $427.51, with their median price target at $384.70. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Huazhu Group Limited (HTHT) stock is $375.57.