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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 12875.54. 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 75.44 (with a change from open of -0.46%), this in conjunction with a target price of 79.31. Volume today has so far reached 279855, with an average volume of about 1472.57. The GAP for this stock, is 0.45%.

The P/E ratio is 43.79, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.16. The current EPS for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is 1.72, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -16.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.05%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 6.12% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.85%. Quarter over quarter is -130.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 0.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 86.20%. Shares outstanding is 170.65, while shares float is at a value of 168.7. Float short for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is 4.00% and the short ratio is 4.58.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 13.68, while the total debt/equity comes to 13.87. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 26.90% and their operating margin is 13.00%. The profit margin is 1.50%.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has seen returns on assets of 1.00%, and on investment, 15.20%. Return on equity is 8.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 9.03. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.45, with Price/book ratio coming to 72.55 and Price/cash is 8.17, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 49.33.

The simple moving averages are -2.61% and 3.10% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -10.13% and the 52 week low is 34.04%.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.99%, with a current price of 75.44. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 314.90%. 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 1.79%, with performance for the month coming to -4.15%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.10%, and for the half year the performance is 4.06%. Volatility for this week is 1.71% and for the month this is 1.30%.

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