Rotating into Defensives? RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ), Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD)

The shares of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) went down during the trading session by -$0.39 on Thursday, trading at $18.25. At the moment, the company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. The stock has a 52-week low of $15.91 while its 52-weeks high is $23.97. The total market cap for the stock is $3.21B while it has a PE ratio of 24.17, its price-to-earnings-growth ratio reads 1.76 while it has a beta of 1.43.

RLJ has flown up as the subject of gossips for a number of analysts. Analysts at Robert W Baird Upgrade the shares of RLJ Lodging Trust from Neutral to Outperform when they released a research note on September 21st, 2018. Wells Fargo analysts Downgrade the shares of RLJ Lodging Trust from Outperform to Market Perform in a research note they presented on August 8th, 2018 Analysts at KeyBanc Capital Mkts Upgrade the shares of RLJ Lodging Trust from Sector Weight to Overweight when they released a research note on December 20th, 2017, but they now have set a price target of $27, which is an increase from the previous $21.50.

The current market cap of Barrick Gold Corporation is valued at $21.86B. The value there would make it reasonable for the investors to decide the dimensions of Barrick Gold Corporation not at all like the standard sales or statistics of their aggregate resources.

Taking a look at the current stock price for Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD), we could notice that the shares are trading close to the $12.40 level. Financial specialists have a propensity for following stock value levels in connection to their 52-week high and low levels. The 52-week high of the stock is currently $14.18 while its 52-weeks low stands at $9.53.

The performance of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD), so far this year is at -0.91%. The performance of the stock over the past seven days has dropped by -0.08%, over the past one-month price index is -5.46% while over the last three months is -7.68%. Its six months performance has been +25.67% while for the past 52 weeks is -6.72%.

Notwithstanding that, the passion for the stock has decreased, which sees decrease in its trading volume by -29.155% below its longer-run average levels. This information shouldn’t be overlooked due to the greatly float size in the stock of 1.72B shares.

Trading at the moment with a market cap of $21.86B, GOLD has a significant cash 1.7 billion on their books, which will have to be weighed and compared to their $1.55 billion in total current liabilities. GOLD is raking in trailing 12 months revenue which is around 1.84 billion. Notwithstanding that, the firm is seeing a foremost top-line progress, with their year-over-year quarterly revenue decreasing by -14.50%.