Stephens Inc. AR Has $945,000 Holdings in Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR)

Stephens Inc. AR boosted its stake in shares of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARFree Report) by 7.5% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,190 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 293 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Marriott International were worth $945,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. ORG Partners LLC grew its stake in Marriott International by 72.6% during the fourth quarter. ORG Partners LLC now owns 126 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,000 after purchasing an additional 53 shares during the period. Keener Financial Planning LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Marriott International during the 4th quarter worth approximately $30,000. Anchor Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Marriott International during the 4th quarter valued at $31,000. Wetzel Investment Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Marriott International during the fourth quarter worth $33,000. Finally, Private Wealth Management Group LLC bought a new stake in Marriott International in the fourth quarter valued at $33,000. Institutional investors own 70.70% of the company’s stock.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

MAR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Argus boosted their target price on Marriott International from $270.00 to $280.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. Mizuho increased their target price on Marriott International from $260.00 to $265.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, May 2nd. Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on shares of Marriott International from $248.00 to $250.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Marriott International from $239.00 to $240.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 19th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company decreased their target price on shares of Marriott International from $250.00 to $248.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Marriott International has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $241.33.

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Insider Buying and Selling at Marriott International

In other Marriott International news, Director Eric Hippeau sold 1,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $251.19, for a total transaction of $351,666.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 72 shares in the company, valued at $18,085.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 10.07% of the company’s stock.

Marriott International Trading Up 0.7 %

MAR stock opened at $232.76 on Tuesday. Marriott International, Inc. has a 1-year low of $170.03 and a 1-year high of $260.57. The stock has a market cap of $66.48 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.02, a P/E/G ratio of 4.36 and a beta of 1.60. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $239.33 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $236.07.

Marriott International (NASDAQ:MARGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The company reported $2.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.17 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $5.98 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.95 billion. Marriott International had a net margin of 12.00% and a negative return on equity of 376.88%. Marriott International’s quarterly revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.09 EPS. As a group, analysts forecast that Marriott International, Inc. will post 9.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Marriott International Increases Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 24th will be issued a dividend of $0.63 per share. This represents a $2.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.08%. This is a positive change from Marriott International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.52. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 23rd. Marriott International’s dividend payout ratio is 26.01%.

Marriott International Profile

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Marriott International, Inc engages in operating, franchising, and licensing hotel, residential, timeshare, and other lodging properties worldwide. It operates its properties under the JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, St. Regis, EDITION, Bvlgari, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Le Méridien, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Tribute Portfolio, Gaylord Hotels, Design Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments, Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Moxy Hotels, Element Hotels, Protea Hotels by Marriott, and City Express by Marriott brand names, as well as operates residences, timeshares, and yachts.

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