Brokerage Firm Rating on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT) : The consensus on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT) based on 18 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 3.06, which is interpreted as a Hold recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 4 which endorses a Sell on the stock. However, 1 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 15 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 1 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock. 1 analyst also believes that the downside risk to the stock is higher and suggests a Sell on Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT).

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT) : 14 investment research analysts covering Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT) have an average price target of $80.5 for the near short term. The highest target price given by the Brokerage Firm to the stock is $93 and the lowest target is $70 for the short term. Analysts expect the variance to be within $7.17 of the average price.


Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE:HOT): During Thursdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $77.88 and $77.56 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $78.21. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $77.93, notching a gain of 0.24% for the day. The total traded volume was 795,855 . The stock had closed at $77.74 on the previous day.

In a related news, According to the information disclosed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing, the officer (EVP & CIO) of Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, Poulter Martha had sold 2,481 shares worth of $175,183 in a transaction dated March 7, 2016. In this transaction, 2,481 shares were sold at $70.61 per share.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is a hotel and leisure company. The Companys hotel business is focused on the global operation of hotels and resorts primarily in the luxury and upper upscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. It manages and operates its hotel business in three hotel segments: the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME), and Asia Pacific. Its vacation ownership and residential business is a separate segment. As of December 31, 2014, the Companys hotel business included 1,207 owned, managed or franchised hotels with approximately 346,600 rooms, comprising 36 hotels that it owns or leases or in which the Company has a majority equity interest, 583 hotels managed by the Company on behalf of third-party owners and 588 hotels for which it receives franchise fees.

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