Dividend Growth of Choice Hotels International, Inc.(CHH)

Choice Hotels International(CHH) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.49% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.83. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.22. Choice Hotels International has a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.7% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.86. Choice Hotels International(CHH) formally announced its most recent dividend on December 19, 2016 with a Dividend per share of $0.22. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.86. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.49%. Choice Hotels International(CHH) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.34 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.37. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Choice Hotels International(CHH) is at the rate of 3.01% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.79. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) rose 8.12% or 4.7 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $58.5 the stock was seen hitting $63.45 as a peak level and $57.1081 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $62.55. The daily volume was measured at 692,773 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $63.45 and the 52-week low is $43.61. The company has a market cap of $3,509 million. Shares of Choice Hotels International, Inc. rose by 10.4% in the last five trading days and 15.19% for the last 4 weeks. Choice Hotels International, Inc. is up 25.71% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 11.6%.

Currently the company Insiders own 22.3% of Choice Hotels International, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -2.38% . Institutional Investors own 49.27% of Choice Hotels International, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -2.38%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 14, 2017, Patrick Cimerola (Chief Human Resources Officer) sold 16,498 shares at 57.03 per share price.On Jan 20, 2017, Bruce Bainum (10% owner) sold 125,000 shares at 54.68 per share price.On Dec 9, 2016, Stephen P Joyce (Chief Executive Officer) sold 32,006 shares at 54.38 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Choice Hotels International Inc was Upgraded by Morgan Stanley to Overweight on Jan 12, 2017. Choice Hotels International Inc was Upgraded by Wells Fargo to Outperform on Dec 13, 2016. Company shares were Upgraded by MKM Partners on Dec 5, 2016 to Neutral, Raises Price Target to $ 53 from a previous price target of $42 .

Choice Hotels International Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 15, 2017. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03. Analyst had a consensus of $0.53. The company had revenue of $208.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $224.49 million. The companys revenue was down -1.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 EPS.

Choice Hotels Intl. is one of the largest hotel franchise companies in the world with hotels, inns, all-suite hotels and resorts open and under development in countries across the globe under the brand names Comfort, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Rodeway Inn, Econo Lodge and MainStay Suites.

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