Marriott International Inc (NYSE:MAR) Has Just Been Upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to a Buy Rating

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Marriott International Inc (NYSE:MAR) Stock Upgrade

Shares of Marriott International Inc (NYSE:MAR) were upgraded by investment analysts from Canaccord Genuity from a Hold rating to a much more attractive Buy rating in an analyst note sent to investors on Friday, 4 December. Canaccord Genuity presently has a $88.00 Estimated Target Price on shares, and their Estimated Target Price may mean a possible upside of 27.94%.

From a total of 20 analysts covering Marriott International Inc. (NYSE:MAR) stock, 13 rate it a ”Buy”, 2 a “Sell”, and 9 a ”Hold”. This means that 54% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $100 while the lowest target price is $61. The mean of all analyst targets is $83.28 with a 22.33% above today’s ($68.78) stock price. Marriott International Inc. was the topic of 9 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Evercore downgraded shares on November 30 to “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained MAR stock in a recent report from November 4 with “Outperform” rating.

The stock closed the day at $68.78 during the previous session. It is down 15.05% since May 1, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.27% the S&P500.

Marriott International, Inc. is a diversified global lodging company. The company has a market cap of $17.69 billion. The Firm is an operator, franchisor and licensor of hotels and timeshare properties across the world. It has 22.79 P/E ratio. It also operates markets and develops residential properties and provides services to home/condominium owner associations.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Marriott International, Inc. operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers.” Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Marriott International Inc (MAR).

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