Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) saw an upside of 0.40% to close Tuesday at $157.45 after adding $0.63 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,679,300 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $159.77 in the past week. An average of 2,121,390 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,993,436.
MAR’s 1-month performance is 12.48% or $21.81 on its low of $135.94 reached on 09/13/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $88.92 and high of $159.98, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 02/25/21. YTD, MAR has achieved 19.35% or $25.53. However, the current price is down -1.58%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Oct 01, 12 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Marriott International Inc. (MAR). Linnartz Stephanie (President) most recently sold 11,303 shares at $156.06 per share on Oct 01. This transaction cost the insider $1,763,995. President, Linnartz Stephanie, sold 100 shares at a price of $155.17 on Sep 28. Then, on Sep 27, President Linnartz Stephanie sold 4,300 shares at a price of $155.20 per share. This transaction amounted to $667,360.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 255.87 and a low of 16.84. MAR stock has a beta of 1.78. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 5.21 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 64.79, with the price to cash flow ratio at 384.25.
Marriott International Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.50, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.50 meaning that MAR stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 11.79, while the total debt to equity was 12.80. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 22.30%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 15.51% while for the period ending June 29; Marriott International Inc.’s operating margin was 7.00%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.46 billion against revenue of $10.57 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected MAR to announce $0.45 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.79, representing a 75.60% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $554.0 million. MAR stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 23.71 billion, with total debt at $11.08 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $325.66 million
Let’s look briefly at Marriott International Inc. (MAR) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 69.64% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 31.16%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $156.88, reflecting a +1.29% or $2.01 change from its current price. MAR is currently trading +10.62% above its 20-day SMA, +13.29% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +8.68% and +22.29% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 84.68% and 85.76% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 3.69. The RSI (14) points at 68.18%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 84.91% with the period’s ATR at 3.71. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.67 and 2.74 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), Loop Capital launched coverage with a Hold rating. Analysts offering their rating for MAR stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate MAR as a “sell,”, while 14 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 7 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is MAR’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $130.00 and a high of $180.00, with their median price target at $146.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Marriott International Inc. (MAR) stock is $152.29.