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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13063.83. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is 77.05 (with a change from open of -0.70%), this in conjunction with a target price of 79.64. Volume today has so far reached 18572900, with an average volume of about 2166.28. The GAP for this stock, is 0.44%.

The P/E ratio is 158.21, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.38. The current EPS for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is 0.49, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -5.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 12.93%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.10% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.00%. Quarter over quarter is *TBA for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -3.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 7.22%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been *TBA.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 6.38% and institutional ownership is 87.70%. Shares outstanding is 169.55, while shares float is at a value of 168.58. Float short for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is 4.00% and the short ratio is 3.12.

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 *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has seen returns on assets of *TBA, and on investment, *TBA. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 31.64. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.41, with Price/book ratio coming to 75.1 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -0.01% and 5.60% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.76% and the 52 week low is 37.58%.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.95%, with a current price of 77.05. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Lodging, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Lodging industry means that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.96%, with performance for the month coming to -1.38%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.99%, and for the half year the performance is 13.39%. Volatility for this week is 1.55% and for the month this is 1.42%.

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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