United-Guardian, Inc. (UG) Forms $18.15 Double Top; 1 Analysts Covering Choice Hotels International, Inc. (CHH)

January 3, 2018 - By John Hoffman

United-Guardian, Inc. (UG) formed double top with $19.60 target or 8.00% above today’s $18.15 share price. United-Guardian, Inc. (UG) has $83.39 million valuation. The stock decreased 1.89% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $18.15. About 8,123 shares traded or 34.04% up from the average. United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) has declined 10.72% since January 3, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.42% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH), 1 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Choice Hotels International had 26 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, February 19 with “Market Perform”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) rating on Friday, May 5. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $63 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 19 by JP Morgan. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $52 target in Friday, February 19 report. The stock of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, July 31. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, December 13 by J.P. Morgan. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 17 by SunTrust. On Friday, May 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 6. See Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) latest ratings:

13/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $72.0 Downgrade
13/12/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
13/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $67 New Target: $75 Maintain
07/11/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Underweight Old Target: $60 New Target: $67 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Underweight Old Target: $61 New Target: $60 Maintain
02/08/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold New Target: $66.0000 Maintain
13/07/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold New Target: $68.0000 Maintain

Investors sentiment increased to 1.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 1.05, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 2 investors sold United-Guardian, Inc. shares while 4 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. 1.07 million shares or 3.61% more from 1.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wells Fargo & Co Mn stated it has 0% in United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG). Pnc Fincl Group owns 6 shares. Northstar Group Incorporated reported 31,938 shares stake. Eagle Ridge Inv Mngmt, Connecticut-based fund reported 14,761 shares. United Capital Fincl Advisers Limited Liability stated it has 66,550 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Bridgeway Capital holds 0% of its portfolio in United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) for 10,000 shares. Blackrock reported 0% of its portfolio in United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG). Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 0% of its portfolio in United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) for 478 shares. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada holds 100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Teton, New York-based fund reported 77,900 shares. Clearbridge Investments Ltd Llc has invested 0% in United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG). Frontier Management owns 11,000 shares. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability owns 45,500 shares. Moreover, Parthenon Ltd has 0.51% invested in United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) for 111,547 shares. Northern Tru Corp owns 10,763 shares.

Choice Hotels International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.36 billion. It operates in two divisions, Hotel Franchising and SkyTouch Technology. It has a 28.52 P/E ratio. The firm franchises lodging properties under the proprietary brand names Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Cambria hotels and suites, and Ascend Hotel Collection.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.35 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 18 investors sold Choice Hotels International, Inc. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 28.38 million shares or 1.19% more from 28.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Axa has 0% invested in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) for 8,800 shares. Alabama-based Vulcan Value Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.33% in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% or 9,865 shares in its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Co invested in 0.01% or 4,079 shares. Comml Bank Of America Corp De accumulated 302,952 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs Inc invested 0.08% in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH). Metropolitan Life Insur Ny holds 0% in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) or 5,034 shares. Commonwealth Equity Svcs Inc accumulated 3,346 shares or 0% of the stock. Nomura Inc, Japan-based fund reported 34,000 shares. Glob X Co Limited Liability owns 4,908 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment Management reported 168,174 shares. California Employees Retirement invested in 0.01% or 97,198 shares. Utah Retirement owns 6,112 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ubs Asset Americas Inc holds 34,765 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Verition Fund Limited Liability stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH).

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $3.34 million activity. 7,977 Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) shares with value of $495,775 were sold by BAINUM BRUCE. $17,396 worth of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) was sold by Pepper David A. $844,871 worth of stock was sold by Pacious Patrick on Friday, November 17.

The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $77. About 215,331 shares traded or 10.04% up from the average. Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) has risen 43.17% since January 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.47% the S&P500.