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Stock in the Spotlight: Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP)


Chesapeake Lodging Trust is part of the REITs industry and 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 -0.59% with an open at 28.61 and a close of 28.46. It reached an intraday high of 28.68 and a low of 28.29.

SeekingAlpha:  Chesapeake Lodging cancels annual meeting; special meeting date TBA


The stock has a market cap of $1.7b with 60.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 59.2m shares. Trading volume reached 393,827 shares compared to its average volume of 520,278 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 -0.91% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.59%. Over three months, it changed -4.60%. In one year it has changed -7.43% and within that year its 52-week high was 33.81 and its 52-week low was 23.68. CHSP stock is 20.19% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 28.80 and a 50 day moving average of 29.09. Currently CHSP stock is trading -1.17% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

Business Wire:  Chesapeake Lodging Trust to Cancel 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.63 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.46. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.44. The TTM EPS is 2.34, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.16. Historically, the PE high was 52.30 and the PE low was 12.16. CHSP stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/06/2019): 0.14
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/21/2019): 0.22
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): 0.89
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/27/2018): 0.40
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/01/2018): 0.11

The dividend per share is currently 1.60, which is a dividend yield of 5.59%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 45.43, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 37.35%.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.50% of insider ownership. Short-interest was 2,950,867, which was 4.86% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 8.36. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.03.

Business Wire:  Chesapeake Lodging Trust to Cancel 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 9.48%, return on assets is 5.01%, profit margin is 17.43%, price-to-sales is 3.07 and price-to-book is 1.68.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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