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How to buy InterContinental Hotels Group stock | $64.33

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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is a lodging business based in the US. InterContinental Hotels Group shares (IHG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. InterContinental Hotels Group employs 14,436 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.6 billion.

How to buy shares in InterContinental Hotels 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 InterContinental Hotels Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: IHG. 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 InterContinental Hotels 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. At last close price of USD$64.33, 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 InterContinental Hotels Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of InterContinental Hotels 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.

InterContinental Hotels Group share price

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InterContinental Hotels Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$64.33
52-week rangeUSD$25.1175 - USD$68.3917
50-day moving average USD$62.3473
200-day moving average USD$54.3863
Wall St. target priceUSD$64
PE ratio 22.4761
Dividend yield USD$1.26 (3.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.092

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Is it a good time to buy InterContinental Hotels Group stock?

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InterContinental Hotels Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $64.33 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-08) -1.58%
1 month (2020-12-15) 0.85%
3 months (2020-10-15) 20.94%
6 months (2020-07-15) 26.86%
1 year (2020-01-15) -2.26%
2 years (2019-01-15) 12.88%
3 years (2018-01-12) 65.66
5 years (2016-01-15) 96.85%

Is InterContinental Hotels Group under- or over-valued?

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

InterContinental Hotels Group's P/E ratio

InterContinental Hotels 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 22x. In other words, InterContinental Hotels Group shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

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

InterContinental Hotels Group's PEG ratio

InterContinental Hotels Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.0157. 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 InterContinental Hotels 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.

InterContinental Hotels Group's EBITDA

InterContinental Hotels Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$437 million.

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

InterContinental Hotels Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.84%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.92%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -4.96%
Book value $-7.825
Market capitalisation USD$11.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting InterContinental Hotels Group shares

There are currently 438,281 InterContinental Hotels Group shares held short by investors – that's known as InterContinental Hotels Group's "short interest". This figure is 16.8% down from 526,896 last month.

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

InterContinental Hotels Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

InterContinental Hotels Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of InterContinental Hotels Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of InterContinental Hotels Group shares traded daily (recently around 158797.46376812). InterContinental Hotels Group's SIR currently stands at 2.76. In other words for every 100,000 InterContinental Hotels Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2760 shares are currently held short.

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

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against InterContinental Hotels Group.

Find out more about how you can short InterContinental Hotels Group stock.

InterContinental Hotels Group share dividends

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

Have InterContinental Hotels Group's shares ever split?

InterContinental Hotels Group's shares were split on a 949:1000 basis on 14 January 2019. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 949 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your InterContinental Hotels Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.4% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for InterContinental Hotels Group shares which in turn could have impacted InterContinental Hotels Group's share price.

InterContinental Hotels Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, InterContinental Hotels Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.1175 up to $68.3917. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IHG.US volatility(beta: 0.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while InterContinental Hotels Group's is 0.9204. This would suggest that InterContinental Hotels Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

InterContinental Hotels Group overview

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, restaurants, and spas under the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent, Six Senses, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo, EVEN HOTELS, HUALUXE, Crowne Plaza, Voco, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, avid, Staybridge Suites, Atwell Suites, and Candlewood Suites brand names. It also provides IHG Rewards Club, a hotel loyalty program. As of February 28, 2020, the company had approximately 5,900 hotels and 884,000 rooms in approximately 100 countries. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC was founded in 1777 and is headquartered in Denham, the United Kingdom.

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