Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.31

News coverage about Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) has been trending positive this week, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chesapeake Lodging Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 25 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 7th. Janney Montgomery Scott reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust in a report on Thursday, February 23rd.

Shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) traded down 0.99% during trading on Friday, hitting $24.12. 80,406 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average of $23.67 and a 200-day moving average of $24.19. Chesapeake Lodging Trust has a 1-year low of $20.81 and a 1-year high of $27.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion, a PE ratio of 21.35 and a beta of 1.04.

Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 22nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.30. The business had revenue of $145.13 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $142.75 million. Chesapeake Lodging Trust had a return on equity of 6.60% and a net margin of 12.77%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.52 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Chesapeake Lodging Trust will post $0.98 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 31st were given a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 29th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.57%. Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 135.59%.

In other Chesapeake Lodging Trust news, Director Thomas D. Eckert sold 16,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.36, for a total transaction of $389,760.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 34,178 shares in the company, valued at $832,576.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

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Chesapeake Lodging Trust Company Profile

Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in various business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, select-service hotels in urban settings or other locations in the United States. The Company operates through the hotel ownership segment.

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