Thursday, March 30, 2023
North America

Wells Fargo Cuts Lodging Stock Targets While Global RevPAR Grows

  • Wells Fargo has cut price targets on lodging stocks under coverage due to concerns over regional banks and their impact on the hotel industry. The bank only downgraded two names – Park Hotels and Xenia Hotels – but reduced price targets on many others, including Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt.
  • STR’s global “bubble chart” update shows growing momentum in the Asia Pacific region and more than half of markets globally with better than 20% growth in RevPAR versus 2019. Israel, Switzerland, Singapore, the Dominican Republic, and New Zealand led in RevPAR on an actual basis.
  • HEI Hotels & Resorts has taken over management of the Marriott Jacksonville Downtown Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, which will undergo a comprehensive renovation in the planning stages with completion anticipated in the first quarter of 2024.

The DJIA was up 141 points, Nasdaq was up 87, the S&P 500 rose 23 points while the 10 year treasury yield was down .02 to 3.55%. Lodging stocks were modestly higher. The only mover of note was AHT, down -6%. Wells Fargo cut price targets on their lodging names under coverage with a good part of the blame being concerns over regional banks […]