News coverage about Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Marriott International earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.4750850749653 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Contrasting Red Lion Hotels (RLH) and Marriott International (MAR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Marriott International Inc (MAR) Director Frederick A. Henderson Buys 1,640 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Choice Hotels International Reports Q2 Gains in RevPAR (businesstravelnews.com)
- Braves plan $300 million in new development around SunTrust Park (finance.yahoo.com)
- Marriott International Inc (MAR) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.41 (americanbankingnews.com)
Marriott International opened at $120.16 on Monday, according to Marketbeat.com. Marriott International has a 52-week low of $96.90 and a 52-week high of $149.21. The company has a quick ratio of 0.49, a current ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.95. The firm has a market cap of $41.91 billion, a PE ratio of 27.56, a P/E/G ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.37.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 1.36%. Marriott International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.61%.
MAR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $138.00 price target on shares of Marriott International in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating and set a $141.00 price target on shares of Marriott International in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Marriott International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $156.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Marriott International from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $146.00 to $155.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group started coverage on shares of Marriott International in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. They set a “hold” rating and a $152.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $139.54.
In other Marriott International news, Director Mary K. Bush sold 2,184 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $138.84, for a total value of $303,226.56. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 275 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $38,181. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider David S. Marriott sold 8,875 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.28, for a total transaction of $1,253,860.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 638,234 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $90,169,699.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 18,559 shares of company stock valued at $2,613,773 over the last ninety days. 12.99% of the stock is currently owned by 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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