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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO)?

The company in question is, LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) currently with a stock price of 24.53 (-0.08% today). The market cap for LaSalle Hotel Properties is 2792.81, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Hotel/Motel industry. The target price for LaSalle Hotel Properties is 25. Currently LaSalle Hotel Properties is trading with a P/E of 21.59, and a forward P/E of 23.81. Average volume for LaSalle Hotel Properties is 1582.16 and so far today it is 245912.

Performance in the last year for LaSalle Hotel Properties has been -12.48%. For EPS growth, LaSalle Hotel Properties has seen a growth of -42.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -10.89%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 38.80% over the last five years and could be 4.20% for the next five years. LaSalle Hotel Properties has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -1.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.79%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.42%.

Since the IPO date for LaSalle Hotel Properties on the 4/24/1998, LaSalle Hotel Properties has seen performance year to date to be 3.37%. With LaSalle Hotel Properties trading at 24.53, the dividend yield is 7.33%, and the EPS is 1.14.

So could LaSalle Hotel Properties, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.59. The PEG is 5.14, P/S is 2.26 and the P/B is at 1.12. The P/cash is 64.8, with P/free cash flow at 526.94.

LaSalle Hotel Properties ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.53, and total debt/equity at 0.53.

In terms of margins, LaSalle Hotel Properties has a gross margin of 35.30%, an operating margin of 15.10% and a profit margin of 10.40%.Payout ratio for LaSalle Hotel Properties is 157.90%. Return on assets come to 3.20% with return on investment coming to 4.90%.

Insider ownership for LaSalle Hotel Properties, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 98.30%. Outstanding shares are at 113.76. While shares float is 112.54. The float short is currently 11.48%, and short ratio is 8.17.

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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