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Marriott International, Inc (MAR) is a leading lodging business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$140.225 after a previous close of US$141.79. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD138.47 to a high of USD140.59. The latest price was USD138.83 (25 minute delay). Marriott International is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Marriott International

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Marriott International. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MAR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Marriott International reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$142.06, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Marriott International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Marriott International. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Marriott International share price

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Marriott International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
OpenUS$140.225
HighUS$140.59
LowUS$138.47
CloseUS$138.83
Previous closeUS$141.79
Change US$-2.96
Change % -2.0876%
Volume 3,027,210
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$80.26 - US$159.98
50-day moving average US$143.3354
200-day moving average US$138.6979
Target priceUS$147.44
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield US$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.538

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Is it a good time to buy Marriott International stock?

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Marriott International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $138.83

1 month (2021-05-21) -0.13%
3 months (2021-03-19) -8.83%
6 months (2020-12-18) 7.77%
1 year (2020-06-19) 54.81%
2 years (2019-06-20) 1.20%
3 years (2018-06-20) 2.09%
5 years (2016-06-20) 104.64%

Is Marriott International under- or over-valued?

Valuing Marriott International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marriott International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Marriott International's PEG ratio

Marriott International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.537. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Marriott International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Marriott International's EBITDA

Marriott International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$671 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Marriott International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Marriott International financials

Revenue TTM US$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.76%
Gross profit TTM US$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.88%
Return on equity TTM -288.79%
Profit margin -17.45%
Book value 0.719
Market capitalisation US$46.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Marriott International shares

There are currently 5.1 million Marriott International shares held short by investors – that's known as Marriott International's "short interest". This figure is 18.2% down from 6.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Marriott International shares can be evaluated.

Marriott International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Marriott International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Marriott International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Marriott International shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Marriott International's SIR currently stands at 2.53. In other words for every 100,000 Marriott International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2530 shares are currently held short.

However Marriott International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Marriott International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Marriott International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Marriott International's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Marriott International shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0179% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Marriott International shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Marriott International.

Find out more about how you can short Marriott International stock.

Marriott International's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Marriott International.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Marriott International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.45

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Marriott International's overall score of 22.45 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Marriott International is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Marriott International's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.57/100

Marriott International's social score

Social score: 8.45/100

Marriott International's governance score

Governance score: 2.43/100

Marriott International's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Marriott International scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Marriott International hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Marriott International, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.45
Total ESG percentile 35.92
Environmental score 6.57
Social score 8.45
Governance score 2.43
Level of controversy 3

Marriott International share dividends

We're not expecting Marriott International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Marriott International's shares ever split?

Marriott International's shares were split on a 1061:1000 basis on 21 November 2011. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1061 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Marriott International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marriott International shares which in turn could have impacted Marriott International's share price.

Marriott International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marriott International's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$80.26 up to US$159.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAR.US volatility(beta: 1.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Marriott International's is 1.8875. This would suggest that Marriott International's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Marriott International overview

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotel, residential, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, and Asia Pacific segments. It operates its properties under the JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, EDITION, Bulgari, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Delta Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Westin, Renaissance, Le Méridien, Autograph Collection, Gaylord Hotels, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels, Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Four Points, TownePlace Suites, Aloft, AC Hotels by Marriott, Protea Hotels, Element, and Moxy brand names. As of February 23, 2021, it operated approximately 7,600 properties under 30 hotel brands in 133 countries and territories. Marriott International, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

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