Analysts Weigh in on LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO)

Wall Street research analysts offer views on future stock movement of LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO). Analysts polled by have set a consensus target price of $29.44 on shares.

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After a recent check on the stock, shares have been seen trading $-1.57 away from the 50-day moving average of $29.68 and $-1.34 away from the 200-day moving average of $29.45 . The stock has been recently noted at -11.80% off of the 52-week high of 31.87 and +21.95% separated from the 52-week low of 23.05. Monitoring the stock price relative to moving averages as well as 52 week highs and lows may help with the evaluation of future stock performance.

A frequently used metric is a company’s price to earnings ratio. This calculation is derived by dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. LaSalle Hotel Properties currently has a P/E Ratio of 10.45. Traders may also keep an eye on a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the expected future growth rate of the company. A PEG Ratio below one may represent that the company is undervalued. If the company’s PEG Ratio is higher than one, it may indicate that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The company has a current PEG Ratio of -0.77 .

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