Ward Ferry Management LTD Has Lowered China Lodging Group LTD (HTHT) Position, Profile of 2 Analysts Covering Methode Electronics Inc. (MEI)

June 19, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Ward Ferry Management Ltd decreased China Lodging Group Ltd (HTHT) stake by 22.15% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ward Ferry Management Ltd sold 496,291 shares as China Lodging Group Ltd (HTHT)’s stock rose 35.67%. The Ward Ferry Management Ltd holds 1.74 million shares with $90.41 million value, down from 2.24M last quarter. China Lodging Group Ltd now has $5.38 billion valuation. The stock rose 2.37% or $1.81 reaching $78.14. About 86,803 shares traded. China Lodging Group, Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:HTHT) has risen 127.67% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 110.97% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Methode Electronics (NYSE:MEI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Methode Electronics had 5 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, March 3 by FBR Capital. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, June 24 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI) earned “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum on Friday, September 2. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, December 9 by FBR Capital. Craig Hallum upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, September 4 report. See Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI) latest ratings:

03/03/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Outperform Old Target: $50.00 New Target: $55.00 Maintain

About 110,967 shares traded. Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI) has risen 40.98% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.28% the S&P500.

Methode Electronics, Inc. is a maker of component and subsystem devices. The company has market cap of $1.44 billion. The Firm designs, makes and markets devices employing electrical, radio remote control, electronic, wireless and sensing technologies. It has a 16.21 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through divisions, including Automotive, Interface, Power Products and Other.

Among 7 analysts covering China Lodging (NASDAQ:HTHT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. China Lodging had 13 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 3 by Credit Suisse. Brean Capital maintained China Lodging Group, Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:HTHT) on Wednesday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, August 19 report. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Thursday, November 12 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 11. The stock of China Lodging Group, Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:HTHT) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 30. Morgan Stanley downgraded China Lodging Group, Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:HTHT) rating on Wednesday, August 17. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $40 target. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Wednesday, October 14. TH Capital upgraded the shares of HTHT in report on Monday, November 9 to “Buy” rating.

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