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Relatively Low Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of Diamondrock Hosp in the Hotel & Resort REITs Industry (DRH, CHSP, HST, RLJ, XHR)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Hotel & Resort REITs industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Diamondrock Hosp ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 0.9%. Chesapeake Lodgi is next with a projected earnings growth of 9.2%. Host Hotels & Re ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 62.2%.

Rlj Lodging Trus follows with a projected earnings growth of 123.2%, and Xenia Hotels & R rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 138.7%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Diamondrock Hosp on February 27th, 2020 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $9.24. Since that call, shares of Diamondrock Hosp have fallen 39.0%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): DRH CHSP HST RLJ XHR