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Is There a Dimmer Outlook Ahead for Marriott International Inc. (MAR)?

Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) went down by -5.63% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $195.90. The company’s stock price has collected -8.84% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 08/08/22 that Hiring Gets Easier for Some Employers Despite Hot Job Market

Is It Worth Investing in Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ :MAR) Right Now?

Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 28.03 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for MAR is at 1.60. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 20 who provided ratings for Marriott International Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 10 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $171.53, which is $25.01 above the current price. MAR currently public float of 263.80M and currently shorts hold a 1.73% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MAR was 2.03M shares.

MAR’s Market Performance

MAR stocks went down by -8.84% for the week, with a monthly drop of -6.17% and a quarterly performance of 8.58%, while its annual performance rate touched 4.34%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.83% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.87% for Marriott International Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -6.12% for MAR stocks with a simple moving average of -8.44% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MAR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MAR stocks, with Berenberg repeating the rating for MAR by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for MAR in the upcoming period, according to Berenberg is $185 based on the research report published on September 15th of the current year 2022.

Evercore ISI, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MAR reach a price target of $165, previously predicting the price at $180. The rating they have provided for MAR stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on July 11th, 2022.

Barclays gave a rating of “Overweight” to MAR, setting the target price at $164 in the report published on June 29th of the current year.

MAR Trading at -5.30% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MAR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -24.36% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.87%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.83%, as shares sank -6.60% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +6.51% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MAR fell by -8.84%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -1.21% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $157.31. In addition, Marriott International Inc. saw -10.33% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MAR starting from HIPPEAU ERIC, who sale 13,987 shares at the price of $158.77 back on Sep 08. After this action, HIPPEAU ERIC now owns 14,461 shares of Marriott International Inc., valued at $2,220,716 using the latest closing price.

LEE DEBRA L, the Director of Marriott International Inc., sale 2,145 shares at $171.30 during a trade that took place back on May 31, which means that LEE DEBRA L is holding 1,224 shares at $367,436 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MAR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +12.85 for the present operating margin
  • +18.63 for the gross margin

The net margin for Marriott International Inc. stands at +7.93. Equity return is now at value 118.70, with 7.00 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.57.