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CLOSING UPDATE: Intercontinental Hotels hits 52-week high ninth time in one month 19 January 2018 18:07 GMT

NEWS BITES - EUROPE

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's United Kingdom market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Intercontinental Hotels, the 3rd largest travel & leisure company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, hit a 52-week high of GBX4,944.0 today for the ninth time in the past one month and last traded at GBX4,928.0. Trading volume was 1.4 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 29.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.2%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 101.15 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high nine times and in the last three months fifteen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

+ The price lifted 3.1% in the last week and jumped 6.8% in the last month.

+ The present value of GBP1,000 invested one year ago is GBP1,411 [vs GBP1,072 for the FTSE 100 Index].

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Return on Assets 14.2% [5.0%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 38.1% [9.7%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 7.4 times.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 37.8% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

Note

The stock has outperformed 70% of the United Kingdom market over the past 6 months.

Bearish Signals:

Tobin's Q Ratio is 4.4. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom 9% of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

Overbought/Bearish:

The 0.3% discount to 12-month high of GBX4,944.0 against the 37.8% premium to 12-month low of GBX3,575.85 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings of 33.8 [28.6]

Price/Sales of 7.5 [1.9]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Intercontinental Hotels lifts 2.4% on robust volume

19 January 2018 14:42 GMT

Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC (L:IHG) traded on heavy volume of 1.4 times average so far today while the price lifted GBX113.0 (or 2.4%) to trade at GBX4,917.0.

Morning Alert: Intercontinental Hotels hits 52-week high ninth time in one month

19 January 2018 10:24 GMT

Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC (L:IHG) hit a 52-week high of GBX4,877.0 today for the ninth time in the past one month and last traded at GBX4,860.0. Trading volume was 1.8 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Intercontinental Hotels hits 52-week high ninth time in one month

16 January 2018 18:03 GMT

Intercontinental Hotels, the 3rd largest travel & leisure company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, hit a 52-week high of GBX4,848.0 today for the ninth time in the past one month and last traded at GBX4,845.0. This brought its six-day rise to GBX160.0 or 3.4%. Trading volume was 1.4 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 13.2 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.4%.

Morning Alert: Intercontinental Hotels hits 52-week high ninth time in one month

16 January 2018 10:23 GMT

Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC (L:IHG) hit a 52-week high of GBX4,800.0 today for the ninth time in the past one month and last traded at GBX4,779.0. Trading volume was 1.4 times average so far today.

Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC (L:IHG; LON:IHG; LN:IHG)

ISIN: GB00BD8QVH41

PermID: 4295894762

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