Evercore ISI raised the price target for the Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) stock from “an In-line” to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on February 22, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on December 15, 2020 by Citigroup that upgraded the stock from a Neutral to a Buy with a price target of $150 for MAR stock. The research report from Argus has upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy, with a price target set at $140. The stock was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets, who disclosed in a research note on October 13, 2020, from Underperform to Market Perform and set the price objective to $95. In their research brief published August 14, 2020, Jefferies analysts upgraded the Marriott International Inc. stock from Hold to Buy with a price target of $125.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) dipped -2.43% to close Thursday’s market session at $134.77, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $134.24 and $138.03 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2236091 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 2.10 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -4.90% within the last five trades and -3.48% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 6.41% in the last 6 months and -3.23% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. MAR stock is trading at a margin of -3.90%, -4.22% and -0.63% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, MAR deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -15.76 percent below its 52-week high and 51.56 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 29.82. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Marriott International Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 7.00 percent and the profit margin is 3.50 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 22.30 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $43.93 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) is 128.11. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 26.78. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 4.44 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 55.46, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.60 percent of Marriott International Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 61.30 percent are held by financial institutions. Harrison Deborah Marriott, the Member of 13(d) group at Marriott International Inc. (MAR) has sold 360 shares of firm on May 13 at a price of $138.06 against the total amount of $49702.0. In another inside trade, MUNOZ GEORGE, Director of Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) sold 8,694 shares of the firm on Mar 18 for a total worth of $1.36 million at a price of $156.29. An inside trade which took place on Mar 10, EVP & General Counsel of Marriott International Inc. Reiss Rena Hozore sold 455 shares of firm against total price of $67577.0 at the cost of $148.52 per share.