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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR)?

The company in question is, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) currently with a stock price of 68.34 (-0.51% today). The market cap for Marriott International, Inc. is 17537.41, and is in the sector Services, and Lodging industry. The target price for Marriott International, Inc. is 76.75. Currently Marriott International, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 20.33, and a forward P/E of 16.26. Average volume for Marriott International, Inc. is 2853.36 and so far today it is 1794900.

Performance in the last year for Marriott International, Inc. has been -0.78%. For EPS growth, Marriott International, Inc. has seen a growth of 24.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.78%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 21.10% over the last five years and could be 16.47% for the next five years. Marriott International, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 10.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.99%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.29%.

Since the IPO date for Marriott International, Inc. on the 10/13/1993, Marriott International, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 2.78%. With Marriott International, Inc. trading at 68.34, the dividend yield is 1.76%, and the EPS is 3.36.

So could Marriott International, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.33. The PEG is 1.23, P/S is 1.17 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 25.83, with P/free cash flow at 17.84.

Marriott International, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Marriott International, Inc. has a gross margin of 14.70%, an operating margin of 9.40% and a profit margin of 5.90%.Payout ratio for Marriott International, Inc. is 30.70%. Return on assets come to 14.00% with return on investment coming to 184.50%.

Insider ownership for Marriott International, Inc., is at 5.10% and institutional ownership comes to 75.10%. Outstanding shares are at 256.62. While shares float is 188.93. The float short is currently 30.30%, and short ratio is 20.06.

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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