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Love or Hate: Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP)


Chesapeake Lodging Trust is part of the REITs industry and is in the real estate sector. The company CEO is James L. Francis. Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a self-advised real estate investment trust. The company invests in upper-upscale hotels in business and convention markets and select-service hotels in urban settings in USA.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CHSP stock showed a previous change of -2.59% with an open at 31.60 and a close of 30.87. It reached an intraday high of 31.85 and a low of 30.84.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.9b with 60.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 59.1m shares. Trading volume reached 212,674 shares compared to its average volume of 307,041 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Chesapeake Lodging Trust shares returned -1.91% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -4.53%. Over three months, it changed -3.14%. In one year it has changed 16.96% and within that year its 52-week high was 33.81 and its 52-week low was 24.97. CHSP stock is 23.60% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 29.28 and a 50 day moving average of 32.08. Currently CHSP stock is trading 5.43% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.11 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.81. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.66. The TTM EPS is 2.27, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.60. Historically, the PE high was 52.30 and the PE low was 13.60. CHSP stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.72
03-31-2018:  0.43
12-31-2017:  0.48
09-30-2017:  0.64

The dividend per share is currently 1.60, which is a dividend yield of 5.16%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 49.33, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 37.42%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.20% of insider ownership and 98.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 3,148,289, which is 5.21% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 9.69. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.92

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.49%, return on assets is 3.56%, profit margin is 13.81%, price-to-sales is 4.56 and price-to-book is 1.86.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.