Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Lodging. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $145.24, up from yesterday’s close by 3.29%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.Fundamental Analysis
Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) currently trades with a market capitalization of $52.01 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 43.66 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.
You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $2.14 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.16 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 4.24% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.
Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Marriott International, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $149.21. It is now trading 3.97% off that level. The stock is trading $137.20 its 50-day moving average by -8.04%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $85.63.
In recent action, Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) has made a move of +2.28% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.35, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 3.37% with $300.83 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of MAR.