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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Lodging in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT  has a market cap of 13057.99. Since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT performance year to date is 14.19%. Today Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT has gained -0.57%, with a current price of 77.84.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 184.70%. Return of assets are at 2.20%, with return on investment at 15.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 13.68. While Total debt/equity is 13.87. With a profit margin of 3.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 26.90%, and operating margin of 15.90%. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT has seen a EPS growth of -16.80%. A performance for the year of 4.67%. The 52-week high is -7.27%, and the 52-week low is 38.31%. The average volume for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT is 1370969.

With a target price of 79.31, can Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., HOT. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a P/E of 45.44 and a forward P/E of 25.2. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 9.37. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.48 and 75.28 respectively. For P/cash, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a value of 8.29, while it is 50.03 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 77.84, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.92%. We see a return on equity of 16.80%.

Looking more long-term Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.85%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.68% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -16.80% for this year and for the last five years a 12.00% growth has been seen.

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