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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Marriott International, Inc., MAR

Marriott International, Inc., MAR is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Lodging in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Marriott International, Inc., MAR  has a market cap of 30890.87. Since its IPO date on the 10/13/1993, Marriott International, Inc., MAR performance year to date is 19.96%. Today Marriott International, Inc., MAR has gained -1.02%, with a current price of 78.3.

Ownership of the company is 3.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 64.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 38.20%. Return of assets are at 6.70%, with return on investment at 184.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Marriott International, Inc., MAR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.46. While Total debt/equity is 1.51. With a profit margin of 4.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 14.80%, and operating margin of 8.10%. Marriott International, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Marriott International, Inc., MAR has seen a EPS growth of 24.10%. A performance for the year of 13.41%. The 52-week high is -1.61%, and the 52-week low is 41.05%. The average volume for Marriott International, Inc., MAR is 335016.

With a target price of 77, can Marriott International, Inc., MAR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Marriott International, Inc., MAR. Marriott International, Inc. has a P/E of 27.91 and a forward P/E of 19.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.88. Marriott International, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.02 and 3.61 respectively. For P/cash, Marriott International, Inc. has a value of 28.66, while it is 32.79 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 78.3, Marriott International, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.52%. We see a return on equity of -60.50%.

Looking more long-term Marriott International, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.81%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.44% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 24.10% for this year and for the last five years a 21.10% growth has been seen.

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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