The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index jumped 15.8% in October to a level of 5,286. Year to date through the first 10 months of 2022, the stock index was down 8.0%.
“October was a strong rebound month for hotel stocks, and they recouped all their losses from the prior two months,” said Michael Bellisario, senior hotel research analyst and director at Baird. “Importantly, both the global hotel brands and the hotel REITs were relative outperformers versus their respective benchmarks in October. As investors shifted their focus from broader macroeconomic uncertainties to sector-specific performance ahead of and through third-quarter earnings reports, hotels continued to screen favorably given still-strong underlying fundamentals and an intact post-pandemic recovery thesis.”