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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 1344.05, and so far today it has a volume of 1493100. Performance year to date since the 11/5/1987 is 11.71%.

To help you determine whether Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 44.45 and forward P/E is 24.6. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a value for PEG of 9.17. P/S ratio is 2.48 and the P/B ratio is 73.64. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.27 and 49.9 respectively.

At the current price Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is trading at, 76.59 (-0.22% today), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.96%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 314.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.72, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.92% after growing -16.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -130.00%, and 0.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 170.03, and the number of shares float is 168.7. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 86.00%. The float short is 3.84%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.82. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.00%, 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 13.00%, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a profit margin of 1.50%.

The 52 week high is -8.76%, with 36.09% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.86% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.88%.

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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