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Is Marriott International, Inc.(NASDAQ: MAR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/13/1993. Marriott International, Inc. is in the Lodging industry and Services sector. Average volume for Marriott International, Inc., is 3628.57, and so far today it has a volume of 3282900. Performance year to date since the 10/13/1993 is 5.46%.

To help you determine whether Marriott International, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.45 and forward P/E is 16.41. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Marriott International, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.29. P/S ratio is 1.18 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 176.23 and 18.02 respectively.

At the current price Marriott International, Inc. is trading at, 70.12 (0.39% today), Marriott International, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.71%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 30.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.27, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.47% after growing 24.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 16.40%, and 7.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 248.81, and the number of shares float is 185.73. The senior management bring insider ownership to 6.30%, and institutional ownership is at 66.20%. The float short is 32.57%, with the short ratio at a value of 16.67. Management has seen a return on assets of 14.10%, and also a return on investment of 184.50%.

The ability for Marriott International, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.4, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Marriott International, Inc. has a gross margin of 14.70%, with its operating margin at 9.40%, and Marriott International, Inc. has a profit margin of 5.90%.

The 52 week high is -11.19%, with 25.29% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.57% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.34%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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