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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ)?

The company in question is, RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) currently with a stock price of 20.73 (-0.96% today). The market cap for RLJ Lodging Trust is 2633.41, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Hotel/Motel industry. The target price for RLJ Lodging Trust is 22.29. Currently RLJ Lodging Trust is trading with a P/E of 13.69, and a forward P/E of 18.47. Average volume for RLJ Lodging Trust is 1031.97 and so far today it is 289233.

Performance in the last year for RLJ Lodging Trust has been -15.28%. For EPS growth, RLJ Lodging Trust has seen a growth of 39.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -10.79%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 40.90% over the last five years and could be 15.48% for the next five years. RLJ Lodging Trust has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -44.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -24.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.77%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.23%.

Since the IPO date for RLJ Lodging Trust on the 05/11/2011, RLJ Lodging Trust has seen performance year to date to be 1.46%. With RLJ Lodging Trust trading at 20.73, the dividend yield is 6.31%, and the EPS is 1.53.

So could RLJ Lodging Trust, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.69. The PEG is 0.88, P/S is 2.28 and the P/B is at 1.2. The P/cash is 16.45, with P/free cash flow at 52.25.

RLJ Lodging Trust 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 0.74, and total debt/equity at 0.74.

In terms of margins, RLJ Lodging Trust has a gross margin of 42.50%, an operating margin of 18.50% and a profit margin of 17.00%.Payout ratio for RLJ Lodging Trust is 83.70%. Return on assets come to 5.00% with return on investment coming to 6.50%.

Insider ownership for RLJ Lodging Trust, is at 2.70% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 125.82. While shares float is 120.96. The float short is currently 3.36%, and short ratio is 3.94.

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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