Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) insider William P. Brown sold 11,640 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.53, for a total value of $1,414,609.20. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 5,704 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $693,207.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of NASDAQ:MAR opened at $122.32 on Friday. Marriott International Inc has a one year low of $100.62 and a one year high of $142.45. The firm has a market cap of $41.55 billion, a PE ratio of 19.70, a P/E/G ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.83, a current ratio of 0.42 and a quick ratio of 0.42.

Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 28th. The company reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.05. Marriott International had a return on equity of 80.36% and a net margin of 8.74%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.12 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Marriott International Inc will post 6.07 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.34%. Marriott International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 26.41%.

MAR has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub lowered Marriott International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 19th. Argus lowered Marriott International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $123.00 price target on shares of Marriott International in a research note on Monday, March 4th. SunTrust Banks increased their price target on Marriott International to $137.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price target on shares of Marriott International in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $135.21.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Proficio Capital Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of Marriott International by 93.7% during the 4th quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 308 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,000 after acquiring an additional 149 shares during the last quarter. Clean Yield Group acquired a new stake in shares of Marriott International during the 4th quarter valued at $41,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Marriott International in the fourth quarter valued at $42,000. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Marriott International by 532.8% in the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 386 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,000 after purchasing an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Hanseatic Management Services Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Marriott International by 51.9% in the fourth quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. now owns 433 shares of the company’s stock valued at $47,000 after purchasing an additional 148 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 65.83% of the company’s stock.

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About Marriott International

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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