Media stories about Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Marriott International earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5077623761733 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- U.S. hotels arm staff with panic buttons, after years of resistance (feeds.reuters.com)
- Marriott, Hilton Look to Panic Buttons to Protect Maids From Assault (bloomberg.com)
- Marriott Hotels And TED Deliver Inspiring ‘Women In Innovation’ Salon (hospitalitynet.org)
- Marriott International to Provide Personal Alert Devices for Housekeepers and Other Hotel Associates Across the US and Canada (finance.yahoo.com)
- Marriott Hotels And TED Deliver Inspiring ‘Women In Innovation’ Salon That Sparks New Perspectives Across Asia Pacific (finance.yahoo.com)
MAR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $141.00 price target on shares of Marriott International in a report on Thursday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Marriott International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $156.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 15th. Evercore ISI upgraded Marriott International from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from $146.00 to $155.00 in a report on Thursday, May 17th. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on Marriott International in a report on Thursday, May 31st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $152.00 price target on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub cut Marriott International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Marriott International currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $142.45.
Shares of MAR opened at $124.98 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.95. Marriott International has a 1 year low of $101.21 and a 1 year high of $149.21. The stock has a market cap of $43.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.67, a P/E/G ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.34.
Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) last issued its earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.37. Marriott International had a return on equity of 52.81% and a net margin of 7.31%. The firm had revenue of $5.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.90 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.13 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Marriott International will post 5.88 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.41 per share. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 22nd. Marriott International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 37.61%.
In other Marriott International news, insider B. Marriott Marital Tr Juliana sold 3,206 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.09, for a total transaction of $449,128.54. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 457,996 shares in the company, valued at $64,160,659.64. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Frederick A. Henderson bought 1,640 shares of Marriott International stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of $120.84 per share, for a total transaction of $198,177.60. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 1,640 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $198,177.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 12.99% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Marriott International Company Profile
Marriott International, Inc operates, franchises, and licenses hotel, residential, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, and Asia Pacific. It operates its properties under the JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, St.
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