Marriott International (MAR) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.22

Media headlines about Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Marriott International earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5040334211533 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.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Marriott International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine upgraded Marriott International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Deutsche Bank lifted their price objective on Marriott International from $136.00 to $141.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Susquehanna Bancshares reiterated a “positive” rating and issued a $161.00 price objective (up from $145.00) on shares of Marriott International in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on Marriott International to $159.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $122.38.

Marriott International (NASDAQ MAR) traded down $0.32 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $141.43. The company had a trading volume of 1,310,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,480,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.10. Marriott International has a one year low of $86.25 and a one year high of $149.21. The company has a market capitalization of $51,560.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.30, a PEG ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 1.35.

Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.12. Marriott International had a return on equity of 36.15% and a net margin of 5.99%. The company had revenue of $5.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.61 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.85 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Marriott International will post 5.33 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be issued a $0.33 dividend. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. Marriott International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.48%.

In other Marriott International news, insider Stephen Blake Marriott sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $143.83, for a total value of $143,830.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 144,601 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $20,797,961.83. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider David A. Rodriguez sold 7,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.09, for a total value of $1,011,484.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 13,624 shares in the company, valued at $1,813,218.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 119,790 shares of company stock worth $16,626,811 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 11.32% of the company’s stock.

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Marriott International Company Profile

Marriott International, Inc (Marriott International) is a lodging company. Marriott International operates in three business segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service and International. Its North American Full-Service segment includes its Luxury and Premium brands (JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Renaissance Hotels, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection Hotels, Delta Hotels, Gaylord Hotels, and Tribute Portfolio) located in the United States and Canada.

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