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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT)?

The company in question is, China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) currently with a stock price of 44.56 (-0.27% today). The market cap for China Lodging Group, Limited is 3093.2, and is in the sector Services, and Lodging industry. The target price for China Lodging Group, Limited is 44.23. Currently China Lodging Group, Limited is trading with a P/E of 37.67, and a forward P/E of 24.15. Average volume for China Lodging Group, Limited is 185.97 and so far today it is 35815.

Performance in the last year for China Lodging Group, Limited has been 69.46%. For EPS growth, China Lodging Group, Limited has seen a growth of 40.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.97%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 13.10% over the last five years and could be 2.93% for the next five years. China Lodging Group, Limited has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 18.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 111.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.09%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 23.78%.

Since the IPO date for China Lodging Group, Limited on the 3/26/2010, China Lodging Group, Limited has seen performance year to date to be 42.93%. With China Lodging Group, Limited trading at 44.56, the dividend yield is 1.52%, and the EPS is 1.19.

So could China Lodging Group, Limited, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 37.67. The PEG is 12.86, P/S is 3.44 and the P/B is at 4.31. The P/cash is 11.08, with P/free cash flow at 19.18.

China Lodging Group, Limited ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.13.

In terms of margins, China Lodging Group, Limited has a gross margin of 22.50%, an operating margin of 11.40% and a profit margin of 8.50%.Payout ratio for China Lodging Group, Limited is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 6.80% with return on investment coming to 10.80%.

Insider ownership for China Lodging Group, Limited, is at 56.40% and institutional ownership comes to 39.20%. Outstanding shares are at 69.23. While shares float is 65.65. The float short is currently 0.71%, and short ratio is 2.52.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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