How to buy Huazhu Group stock - 18 April

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How to buy Huazhu Group stock

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Huazhu Group Limited is a lodging business based in the US. Huazhu Group shares (HTHT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Huazhu Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Huazhu Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HTHT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Huazhu Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Huazhu Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Huazhu Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Huazhu Group share price

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Huazhu Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-14.
52-week rangeUSD$28.73 - USD$64.53
50-day moving average USD$56.4512
200-day moving average USD$49.7062
Wall St. target priceUSD$56.03
PE ratio 79.2439
Dividend yield USD$0.363 (0.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.701

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Is Huazhu Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Huazhu Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Huazhu Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Huazhu Group's P/E ratio

Huazhu Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 79x. In other words, Huazhu Group shares trade at around 79x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Huazhu Group's PEG ratio

Huazhu Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 46.26. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Huazhu Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Huazhu Group's EBITDA

Huazhu Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$67 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Huazhu Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Huazhu Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$10.2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.31%
Return on equity TTM -23.28%
Profit margin -21.5%
Book value $36.578
Market capitalisation USD$34.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Huazhu Group shares

There are currently 14.6 million Huazhu Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Huazhu Group's "short interest". This figure is 7.9% up from 13.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Huazhu Group shares can be evaluated.

Huazhu Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Huazhu Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Huazhu Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Huazhu Group shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Huazhu Group's SIR currently stands at 9.83. In other words for every 100,000 Huazhu Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9830 shares are currently held short.

However Huazhu Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Huazhu Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Huazhu Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Huazhu Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Huazhu Group shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Huazhu Group shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Huazhu Group.

Find out more about how you can short Huazhu Group stock.

Huazhu Group share dividends

We're not expecting Huazhu Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Huazhu Group's shares ever split?

Huazhu Group's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 24 May 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Huazhu Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Huazhu Group shares which in turn could have impacted Huazhu Group's share price.

Huazhu Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Huazhu Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.73 up to $64.53. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HTHT.US volatility(beta: 1.6)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Huazhu Group's is 1.5968. This would suggest that Huazhu Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Huazhu Group overview

Huazhu Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops leased and owned, manachised, and franchised hotels primarily in the People's Republic of China. It operates hotels under its own brands, such as Hi Inn, Elan Hotel, HanTing Hotel, JI Hotel, Starway Hotel, Orange Hotel, Crystal Orange Hotel, Manxin Hotel, Madison Hotel, Joya Hotel, and Blossom Hill Hotels & Resorts. The company also operates hotels under brand franchise agreements that include Ibis, Ibis Styles, Mercure, Novotel, and Grand Mercure. As of March 31, 2020, it operated 5,953 hotels with 575,488 rooms in 15 countries. The company was formerly known as China Lodging Group, Limited and changed its name to Huazhu Group Limited in June 2018. Huazhu Group Limited was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China. .

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