The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dropped 3.0% in June to a level of 4,993. Year to date through the first six months of 2021, the stock index was up 9.2%.
“Hotel stocks declined again in June and continued their relative underperformance versus the benchmarks for the fourth consecutive month,” said Michael Bellisario, senior hotel research analyst and director at Baird. “Despite continued sequential fundamental improvement and strengthening demand trends, especially domestically, hotel stocks have been laggards since the reopening momentum peaked in March. Investors remain focused on stock valuations, the near-term outlook for business travel, and the non-linear and still-uncertain broader global recovery.”