Lodging Is Off Defense

In an October 2011 column, I discussed defensive investing and grocery stores and the economy segment of the lodging industry. Although I've written since then about grocery stores, I had not come back to the lodging sector until now.

The two companies I originally discussed were Choice Hotels International (CHH), and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). In the two years since that original recommendation, the price of CHH has increased by about 50%, moving from about $30 to about $46. Meanwhile, IHG has increased about 75%, from about $16.50 to just shy of $29 today....455 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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