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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 1349.89, and so far today it has a volume of 3034. Performance year to date since the 11/5/1987 is 14.44%.

To help you determine whether Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 45.54 and forward P/E is 25.19. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a value for PEG of 9.39. P/S ratio is 2.53 and the P/B ratio is 75.44. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.45 and 51.02 respectively.

At the current price Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is trading at, 78.54 (0.10% today), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.91%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 184.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.72, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.02% after growing -16.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -113.90%, and -54.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 169.72, and the number of shares float is 168.7. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 92.10%. The float short is 3.75%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.69. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.20%, and also a return on investment of 15.20%.

The ability for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 13.68 and total debt/equity is 13.87. In terms of margins, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a gross margin of 26.90%, with its operating margin at 15.90%, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a profit margin of 3.30%.

The 52 week high is -6.44%, with 39.55% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.40% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.92%.

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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