InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.41

Headlines about InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InterContinental Hotels Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7278531314794 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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NYSE IHG traded down $0.64 during trading on Friday, reaching $60.16. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 161,124 shares, compared to its average volume of 120,201. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.22. The company has a market capitalization of $11,470.71, a P/E ratio of 24.76, a P/E/G ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 1.31. InterContinental Hotels Group has a 12 month low of $49.03 and a 12 month high of $69.23.

The firm also recently disclosed a None dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 11th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 3rd will be issued a $0.695 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 2nd. InterContinental Hotels Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 68.72%.

Several brokerages recently commented on IHG. SunTrust Banks lifted their target price on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group to $66.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of InterContinental Hotels Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of InterContinental Hotels Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs raised shares of InterContinental Hotels Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $67.13.

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InterContinental Hotels Group Company Profile

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC owns, manages, franchises, and leases hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Greater China. The company operates hotels, resorts, and restaurants under the InterContinental, Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, EVEN, HUALUXE, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Resort, avid, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites brands.

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