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Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 17141.47. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Marriott International, Inc. is 67.38 (with a change from open of 0.51%), this in conjunction with a target price of 76.86. Volume today has so far reached 4599000, with an average volume of about 3526.88. The GAP for this stock, is -0.01%.

The P/E ratio is 20.05, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.27. The current EPS for Marriott International, Inc., is 3.36, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 24.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 1.77%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Marriott International, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 14.14% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 15.87%. Quarter over quarter is 10.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 5.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 21.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 5.10% and institutional ownership is 75.20%. Shares outstanding is 254.4, while shares float is at a value of 188.93. Float short for Marriott International, Inc. is 30.30% and the short ratio is 16.23.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 14.70% and their operating margin is 9.40%. The profit margin is 5.90%.

Marriott International, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 14.00%, and on investment, 184.50%. Return on equity is -24.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.26. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.15, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is 25.25, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 17.44.

The simple moving averages are -4.66% and 0.30% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.30% and the 52 week low is 20.91%.

Marriott International, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.78%, with a current price of 67.38. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 30.70%. This is in an industry, Lodging, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Marriott International, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Lodging industry means that Marriott International, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -3.93%, with performance for the month coming to -7.40%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.27%, and for the half year the performance is 4.62%. Volatility for this week is 1.92% and for the month this is 2.02%.

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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