Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR)?

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 20, 2017

Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FMR LLC increased its position in Marriott International by 112.2% in the first quarter. Finally, Abner Herrman & Brock LLC increased its stake in shares of Marriott International by 0.8% in the first quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 1,562 shares of the company's stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 736 shares during the last quarter. First Bank & Trust boosted its stake in Marriott International by 3.6% in the first quarter. Carderock Capital Management Inc. now owns 10,173 shares of the company's stock valued at $958,000 after buying an additional 678 shares in the last quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) for 70,819 shares. Fundsmith LLP now owns 184,690 shares of the company's stock valued at $17,394,000 after buying an additional 8,254 shares in the last quarter. $689,400 worth of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) was sold by Ryan Edward A on Tuesday, March 28. Alexandria Capital LLC now owns 1,644 shares of the company's stock valued at $165,000 after buying an additional 12 shares during the last quarter.

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Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) insider Juliana B. Marriott sold 8,400 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The company has a market cap of $37.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.62 and a beta of 1.36. Analysts on average have given a price target of $107.57 to Marriott International, Inc. stock.

The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Marriott International, Inc. have a median target of $108.5, with a high estimate of $121 and a low estimate of $94. The stock of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 21 by Zacks. The company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.11.

More notable recent Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) news were published by: which released: "Done deal: Marriott finalizes agreement for new Bethesda HQ, locks in timeline ..." on July 26, 2017, also with their article: "Marriott International Inc". The company's quarterly revenue was up 48.5% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same period previous year, the company earned $1.03 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Marriott International will post $4.14 earnings per share for the current year. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.32%. Marriott International's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 45.52%.

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In other news, Director Mary K. Bush sold 1,200 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 30th. Marriott David S sold $2.01 million worth of stock. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,101 shares in the company, valued at approximately $111,079.89. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. With the last stock price close up 1.28% relative to the two hundred day moving average, compared to the S&P 500 which has increased 0.05% over the same time. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 45,822 shares of company stock worth $4,639,840 in the last quarter.

Highfields Capital Management Lp holds 7.49% of its portfolio in Marriott International Inc for 10.92 million shares. Marriott International operates in three business divisions: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service and International.

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