Marriott International, Inc. (MAR): A Technical Analysis

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 24.37x compared to its average ratio. MAR has 36-month beta value of 1.61. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 5 as “overweight,” 11 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

The public float for MAR is 239.52M, and currently, short sellers hold a 2.13% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of MAR on May 23, 2024 was 1.42M shares.

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MAR) stock’s latest price update

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has experienced a decline in its stock price by -0.89 compared to its previous closing price of 238.28. However, the company has seen a gain of 0.07% in its stock price over the last five trading days. prnewswire.com reported 2024-05-21 that The Mouratoglou Tennis Center at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón to Launch Early Summer 2024 NAPLES, Fla., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Today, world-renowned tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou and The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón have announced a strategic partnership to open the first Mouratoglou Tennis Center in Florida.

MAR’s Market Performance

Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) has seen a 0.07% rise in stock performance for the week, with a -1.47% decline in the past month and a -5.27% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.54%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.69% for MAR. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -0.74% for MAR’s stock, with a simple moving average of 6.41% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MAR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MAR stocks, with Mizuho repeating the rating for MAR by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for MAR in the upcoming period, according to Mizuho is $263 based on the research report published on March 26, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Wells Fargo, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MAR reach a price target of $220. The rating they have provided for MAR stocks is “Equal Weight” according to the report published on December 05th, 2023.

HSBC Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to MAR, setting the target price at $233 in the report published on October 23rd of the previous year.

MAR Trading at -3.48% 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 -9.37% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.69%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.54%, as shares sank -3.24% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -5.80% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MAR rose by +0.07%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +15.37% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $237.52. In addition, Marriott International, Inc. saw 4.72% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MAR starting from HIPPEAU ERIC, who sale 1,400 shares at the price of $251.19 back on Mar 13 ’24. After this action, HIPPEAU ERIC now owns 72 shares of Marriott International, Inc., valued at $351,666 using the latest closing price.

Marriott David S, the 13D Group Owning more than 10% of Marriott International, Inc., sale 2,878 shares at $248.94 during a trade that took place back on Feb 28 ’24, which means that Marriott David S is holding 596,042 shares at $716,449 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MAR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.18 for the present operating margin
  • 0.1 for the gross margin

The net margin for Marriott International, Inc. stands at 0.14. The total capital return value is set at 0.22. Equity return is now at value 1446.77, with 11.42 for asset returns.

Based on Marriott International, Inc. (MAR), the company’s capital structure generated 1.15 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.24. The debt to equity ratio resting at -7.75. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 12.25.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 4.28 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 3.91. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.86. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.24for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.81.

Conclusion

To put it simply, Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) has had a mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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