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How to buy RLJ Lodging Trust stock

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RLJ Lodging Trust is a reit-hotel & motel business based in the US. RLJ Lodging Trust shares (RLJ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in RLJ Lodging Trust

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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 RLJ Lodging Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RLJ. 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 RLJ Lodging Trust 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 RLJ Lodging Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of RLJ Lodging Trust. 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.

RLJ Lodging Trust share price

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RLJ Lodging Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$3.8637 - USD$16.46
50-day moving average USD$14.4255
200-day moving average USD$11.655
Wall St. target priceUSD$15.1
PE ratio 32.6154
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (2.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.266

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Is it a good time to buy RLJ Lodging Trust stock?

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Is RLJ Lodging Trust under- or over-valued?

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

RLJ Lodging Trust's P/E ratio

RLJ Lodging Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, RLJ Lodging Trust shares trade at around 33x 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.

RLJ Lodging Trust's PEG ratio

RLJ Lodging Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.41. 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 RLJ Lodging Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

RLJ Lodging Trust's EBITDA

RLJ Lodging Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$41.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a RLJ Lodging Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

RLJ Lodging Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$473.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$-21,781,000
Return on assets TTM -2.8%
Return on equity TTM -13.83%
Profit margin -85.49%
Book value $13.937
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting RLJ Lodging Trust shares

There are currently 12.0 million RLJ Lodging Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as RLJ Lodging Trust's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% down from 12.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting RLJ Lodging Trust shares can be evaluated.

RLJ Lodging Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

RLJ Lodging Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of RLJ Lodging Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of RLJ Lodging Trust shares traded daily (recently around 986949.46589975). RLJ Lodging Trust's SIR currently stands at 12.17. In other words for every 100,000 RLJ Lodging Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12170 shares are currently held short.

However RLJ Lodging Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of RLJ Lodging Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable RLJ Lodging Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case RLJ Lodging Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 RLJ Lodging Trust shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1041% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable RLJ Lodging Trust shares, roughly 104 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against RLJ Lodging Trust.

Find out more about how you can short RLJ Lodging Trust stock.

RLJ Lodging Trust share dividends

We're not expecting RLJ Lodging Trust to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

RLJ Lodging Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, RLJ Lodging Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.8637 up to $16.46. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RLJ.US volatility(beta: 2.18)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 RLJ Lodging Trust's is 2.182. This would suggest that RLJ Lodging Trust's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

RLJ Lodging Trust overview

RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns primarily premium-branded, high-margin, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. The Company's portfolio consists of 103 hotels with approximately 22,570 rooms, located in 23 states and the District of Columbia and an ownership interest in one unconsolidated hotel with 171 rooms.

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