The Latest Correction Seems To Be Justified? Marriott International, Inc. (MAR)

    MUNOZ GEORGE, Director, subtracted 3,428 shares of Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) from its portfolio at the rate of $125.20 per share valuing $429,186 on May 28. The insider left behind 11,620 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) was $133.62. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $134.62, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $135.63. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $132.32 and a 2nd Support Level at $131.03. Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) stock has gained $5.02, or 3.90%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $7.61, or 6.04%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $13.43, or 11.17%. This year-to-date, Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) shares have gained $25.06, or 23.08%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) stock, 40% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Hold .” Meanwhile, 75% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 332,989 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $44,187,640K. Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) generates $20,758 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,907 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -3.42%, a 3-Year Total Return of 101.02%, and a 5-year Total Return of 110.23%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 143.75%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.480 per share on 05/23/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.43%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.92.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) reported earnings of $1.41 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.34 per share, representing a 0.07 difference and 5.29% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.44 represented a 0.05 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.39 per share, which was a 3.78% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.57 per share. This estimate came from a total of 10 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.60 and the low estimate was $1.55. In the year-ago quarter, Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) generated per-share earnings of $1.73. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -9.25% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 18 purchases (125,672 shares in total) and 9 sale (156,412 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 46 insider buys amounting to 550,477 shares and 38 insider sales amounting to 1,482,049 shares. In the past full year, 48 insider purchases were made (involving 552,377 shares) and 40 insider sell-offs equivalent to 1,492,309 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) has a Current Ratio of 0.42, a Quick Ratio of 0.42 and a Cash Ratio of 0.05. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 420.09, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 80.77, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 39.45. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 382.65 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 73.57.