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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 11/05/1987. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is in the Lodging industry and Services sector. Average volume for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is 2694.11, and so far today it has a volume of 930800. Performance year to date since the 11/05/1987 is 12.16%.

To help you determine whether Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.14 and forward P/E is 24.41. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a value for PEG of 5.6. P/S ratio is 2.23 and the P/B ratio is 9.55. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 10.88 and 34.24 respectively.

At the current price Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is trading at, 76.9 (0.26% today), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.95%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 52.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.83, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.10% after growing -16.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -7.50%, and -0.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 166.97, and the number of shares float is 96.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 95.30%. The float short is 6.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.21. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.80%, and also a return on investment of 15.40%.

The ability for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 1.81 and total debt/equity is 1.87. In terms of margins, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a gross margin of 26.30%, with its operating margin at 12.80%, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a profit margin of 8.30%.

The 52 week high is -9.70%, with 36.64% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.87% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.51%.

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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