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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT)?

The company in question is, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) currently with a stock price of 75.29 (-0.26% today). The market cap for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is 13225.85, and is in the sector Services, and Lodging industry. The target price for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is 79.31. Currently Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is trading with a P/E of 43.81, and a forward P/E of 24.24. Average volume for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is 1428.4 and so far today it is 312907.

Performance in the last year for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has been 4.05%. For EPS growth, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has seen a growth of -16.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.92%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.00% over the last five years and could be 4.85% for the next five years. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -130.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.76%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.01%.

Since the IPO date for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. on the 11/5/1987, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 10.11%. With Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. trading at 75.29, the dividend yield is 1.99%, and the EPS is 1.72.

So could Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 43.81. The PEG is 9.03, P/S is 2.52 and the P/B is at 72.59. The P/cash is 8.4, with P/free cash flow at 50.67.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 13.68, and total debt/equity at 13.87.

In terms of margins, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a gross margin of 26.90%, an operating margin of 13.00% and a profit margin of 1.50%.Payout ratio for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is 314.90%. Return on assets come to 1.00% with return on investment coming to 15.20%.

Insider ownership for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 86.00%. Outstanding shares are at 175.2. While shares float is 168.69. The float short is currently 3.84%, and short ratio is 4.53.

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