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Is Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.(NYSE: HOT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is in the Lodging industry and Services sector. Average volume for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is 2166.28, and so far today it has a volume of 18572900. Performance year to date since the 11/5/1987 is 12.93%.

To help you determine whether Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 158.21 and forward P/E is 24.38. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a value for PEG of 31.64. P/S ratio is 4.41 and the P/B ratio is 75.1. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is trading at, 77.05 (-0.26% today), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.95%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.49, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.10% after growing -5.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is *TBA, and -3.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 169.55, and the number of shares float is 168.58. The senior management bring insider ownership to 6.38%, and institutional ownership is at 87.70%. The float short is 4.00%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.12. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of *TBA.

The ability for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -7.76%, with 37.58% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.01% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.60%.

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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