After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.52, or -0.26%, to $197.08. The Marriott International, Inc. has recorded 103,573 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL DECLARES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND AND INCREASES SHARE BUYBACK AUTHORIZATION.
MAR belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NASDAQ while operating in the Lodging industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $197.60 and fluctuated between $197.77 as its day high and $193.88 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Marriott International, Inc. is $58.03B. A total of 1.17 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.81M shares.
Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, MAR has seen 2 BUY and 9 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 145 and the disposition of 74,956 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 40 BUYs and 51 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 137,583 shares during that period but sold 422,735.
In the most recent transaction, Menon Rajeev sold 8,000 shares of MAR for 207.03 per share on Sep 11. After the transaction, the President, APEC now owns 4,000 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 28, Capuano Anthony sold 20,000 shares at 202.23 per share. MAR shares that President & CEO owns now total 100,317.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Harrison Deborah Marriott disposed of 19,549 shares on Aug 17 at a per-share price of $205.35. This resulted in the Member of 13(d) group holding 45,221 shares of MAR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Oberg Kathleen K. sold 13,584 shares at $207.56 per share on Aug 16. Company shares held by the EVP & CFO now total 16,641.
Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Marriott International, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.84, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.93%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.94. MAR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/21/2023 when it declared a $0.52 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/16/2023. The MAR stock dividend was $0.52 per share in cash.
While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MAR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $210.75 with high estimates of $235.00 and low estimates of $160.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MAR has a high of $210.98 and a low of $145.37.
As of this writing, MAR has an earnings estimate of $2.1 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 18 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.23 per share and a lower estimate of $2.05. The company reported an EPS of $2.09 in the last quarter, which was 13.60% higher than expectations of $1.84.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. MAR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.39B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $11.24B in debt and $6.41B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$2.24, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.41B.
There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MAR is Buy with a score of 3.50.